ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s flagship university could face as much as a $10 million hit to its budget this year as fewer students are enrolling, leaving the University of New Mexico with less revenue from tuition and fees.
The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers’ tax bills.
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague “personal rating” to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges.
Between 2015 and 2018, the number of Americans that are “confident” in the impact of higher education dropped significantly, with less than 48 percent reporting in a survey that they have a “great deal” of confidence in the system.
In New York City, more than 200,000 students are classified as living with a disability, and the city’s special education system is “tangled, so complex and so large,” reports New York Times, posing several challenges for families of children with disabilities.
A new study conducted by HSBC reports that employed university students spend more time working at their jobs than being in class, going to the library or even studying. The study surveyed more than 1500 students between the ages of 18 and 34 in both undergraduate and graduate programs in addition to more than 10,000 parents enrolled in classes.
Lower and middle-income families will finally be able to afford or simply send their children to preschool at a lower cost thanks to a $13.8 million investment in early education pledged by the San Diego Foundation.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder’s signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A study by a pro-worker group found that Oregon public school teachers are paid so skimpily that, despite their generous health and pension benefits, their overall compensation is 9 percent lower than they would receive in the private sector.