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U.S. appeals court ruling leaves open possibility of college athletes being considered employees

A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to rule out the possibility of college athletes being considered employees of their schools under minimum-wage law, as the NCAA had requested, but a three-judge panel sent the case back to a lower court for further consideration of the issue.

The Supreme Court curbed federal oversight of schools. It’s a big deal.

Eight current and former staffers at the U.S. Education Department expressed dismay over a recent Supreme Court decision they fear will blunt major regulations affecting K-12 schools and colleges.

Dartmouth student found dead in river leads police to open hazing investigation

The body of Won Jang, a 20-year-old at the Ivy League university, was recovered 65 feet offshore in the Connecticut River Sunday. He was reported missing after last being seen alive around the docks Saturday night.

Bill blocking college athletes being employees passes House committee

The Committee on Education and the Workforce’s action marks the first time in college sports officials’ recent era of Congressional lobbying efforts that a bill has even received a committee vote.

Graduate school enrollment softens and schools fret about less tuition

Beginning next year, a decline in the number of 18-year-old Americans is projected to take another big toll on undergraduate enrollment. Basic math suggests that it will eventually hit graduate programs, too.

No diploma: Colleges withhold degrees from students after pro-Palestinian protests

Students being denied conferment—some of whom have faced arrests, expulsions, suspensions and other disciplinary action—say they're in limbo and are being made into examples. In the worst-case scenario, they'll be saddled with debt and will have no degree to show for it.

Biden administration launches review of office overseeing FAFSA, student loans

The agency said Thursday it hired an independent consulting firm to make recommendations about how to improve the Federal Student Aid office, which has drawn bipartisan scrutiny this year amid its bungled overhaul of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Some colleges are scrambling to get financial aid to students enrolled in the summer term

As the process for colleges to appeal government financial aid calculations remains in limbo, some low-income students enrolled in summer classes could fall through the cracks.

Why parents are joining their kids on the stage at graduation

The budding tradition of walking the stage with loved ones marks a shift in how colleges are engaging with students from nontraditional backgrounds and elevates the often-unspoken contributions of family members.

College campus protests are tapering off. What next?

The tumult will likely abate over the summer, according to experts, but could return again in the fall as the concessions made by some colleges come into sharper view.

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