A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say.
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a "preliminary investigation" to determine whether they violated federal laws or rules surrounding the management of federal student aid.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
While the actions uncovered in the indictments were blatantly illegal, it’s far from the first time affluent Americans have used their status to secure seats at some of America’s most elite colleges.
By Patty Morales
An explosive scandal around bribery and cheating in college admissions has prompted new questions about access, race and inequality in elite higher education. Judy Woodruff explores some of them with Daniel Golden, senior editor at ProPublica and author of a…
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Those who advocate for students with learning disabilities say the scandal has the potential to undercut progress they have been making in gaining acceptance.
By Associated Press
The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges the students were denied a fair opportunity for admission.
The Harvard admissions trial in Boston concluded Friday and it could have implications for affirmative action nationwide. The case alleges that qualified Asian-American applicants were denied admission because Harvard used other, non-academic measures to keep their numbers down. William Brangham…
The Trump administration came out against Harvard University's admission practices on Thursday. A legal battle brought by a group of Asian Americans against one of the most selective schools in the world is heading to federal court this fall, and…
Seven guidelines set by the Obama administration that promoted diversity in classrooms and on campuses are being appealed by the Departments of Justice and Education, according to a statement provided to the PBS NewsHour today.
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