High court upholds state's ban on college-admissions affirmative action

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.

Restoring the Pride: APS’ New Superintendent Is Ready To Go

On a mild Saturday afternoon this past March, an audience of parents, teachers, school administrators and former graduates sat patiently in the main lobby of Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta waiting to meet the lone finalist and ...

Buick Achievers Are Driven to Succeed

A fatal car accident fueled Nartezya Dykes to become the first person in her family to attend college.

When It Comes to Teaching Civil Rights, Not All Schools Are Equal

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote in the introduction to the SPLC study that fewer than half the states include the history of Jim Crow laws -- which separated Americans by color -- in their curriculum.

Mayor Kasim Reed Welcomes New Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed today applauded the selection of Meria Carstarphen to lead the Atlanta Public Schools system as its new superintendent, following a national search.

Graduate student loans are ballooning

Graduate school debt is playing a key and often overlooked role in the ballooning of overall student loan debt, new research suggests.

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won’t Say

Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions.

Police: Georgia elementary school principal intended to have sex with child

Georgia authorities have arrested 14 people they accuse of traveling with the intent to have sex with children, including a suburban Atlanta elementary school principal, according to CNN affiliates and school system officials.

Common Core: “We’re Building the Plane While We’re Flying It”

Five-year-old Ryan had been up to the task of his kindergarten homework – copy each word five times and use each in a sentence – but his universe was upended when his teacher assigned him a new task: look up ...

Seven students attending schools in Ga. named 2014 HBCU All-Stars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

Obama says digital learning push will help U.S. catch up

Nine-figure commitments from America's leading technology and telecommunications firms will help U.S. students compete with their counterparts in nations with more technologically advanced schools, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.

Support our Black Colleges and Universities

There is a critical and long overdue discussion about the fate of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) now finally taking place around the nation.

White House Seeks to Help Expand Education Opportunity Morehouse is piloting an alternative to the SAT/ACT

Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room, and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when adjusted for inflation).

These colleges will pay your student loan bills

Known as a loan repayment assistance program, the colleges offer to pay undergraduate student's loan bills until they earn enough to afford the payments themselves.

DeKalb's Senate Delegates Respond to SACS Decision Carter, Henson laud outcome; call for edu prioritization

State Senator Jason Carter, who chairs the Senate DeKalb County delegation's education committee, said today that he is pleased with the outcome of the decision by SACS to remove the probationary accreditation of the DeKalb County Schools system.