Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students. ...

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donation...

Settlement reached in suit over video captioning at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has settled a lawsuit alleging that it failed to provide captioning for its online courses, podcasts and other educational programs. The settlement w...

UNC to update policies following complaint of anti-Semitism

The U.S. Education Department is ordering the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to expand its anti-bias training and expressly forbid anti-Semitism following complaints about a conference fe...

Feds release data on wages, debt for specific college majors

The U.S. Education Department has released information for the first time that allows students to compare earnings and debt averages from specific college programs, rather than at the school as a whol...

US draws fewer new foreign students for 3rd straight year

The number of foreign students coming to U.S. colleges and universities continued to fall last year, according to a new report, but the Trump administration says the drop should be blamed on high tuit...

Facing lawsuit, DeVos erases student loans for 1,500

The U.S. Education Department is forgiving student loans for more than 1,500 borrowers who attended a pair of for-profit colleges that shut down last year. Secretary Betsy DeVos anno...

DeVos held in contempt of court in loan forgiveness dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students. ...

Former vineyard owner to be sentenced in admissions case

BOSTON (AP) — The former owner of a California wine business is returning to court to be sentenced for his role in the college admissions scheme. Fifty-three-year-old Agustin Huneeus...

Connecticut lawyer faces judgment in admissions scandal

BOSTON (AP) — The former chairman of a global law firm is returning to court to be sentenced for his role in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Fifty-three-year-old Gordon Capl...

Federal judge upholds affirmative action at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process. U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs issu...

US is urged to end probe of Middle East studies program

The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing the U.S. Education Department to drop its investigation into a Middle East studies program the agency says has focused too much on the "positive aspects o...

Father faces judgment for bribing son's way into Georgetown

BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles businessman is returning to court to be sentenced for his role in the sweeping college bribery scheme. Fifty-three-year-old Stephen Semprevivo is schedule...

CEO to be sentenced for role in admissions bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A California executive is returning to court to be sentenced for his role in the college admissions scandal. Devin Sloane, 53, is scheduled to appear in federal court T...

UNC denies claims of bias in Middle East studies program

The University of North Carolina is disputing federal allegations of bias in a Middle East studies program it runs with Duke University. In a letter Friday to the U.S. Department of ...