Author: Lexi Lonas

Joyce Beatty reintroduces Black History is American History Act

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) on Wednesday, the first day of Black History Month, reintroduced the Black History is American History Act, which would require Black history to be part of the American History and Civics Academies’ competitive grants.  The grants are administered by the Department of Education and used to help improve student achievement in…

Here are the key changes the College Board is making to its AP African American studies course

The College Board on Wednesday announced major changes to its Advanced Placement (AP)) African American studies course after objections from the administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), drawing sharp criticism from advocates and civil rights groups who said the alterations removed key material. The College Board has said the changes were already in progress,…

Dept of Ed: American Rescue Plan, other relief measures helped 18M college students

The Department of Education released data on Wednesday highlighting the financial help the American Rescue Plan (ARP) gave millions of college students during the pandemic. The massive COVID-19 relief package designated $40 billion to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), with half of that money, as well as other relief measures, going directly toward…

With ChatGPT rising in popularity, what’s a parent to do?

Parents have a new platform to contend with in the battle to keep up with the ever-growing technological advances in their children’s lives: ChatGPT. The new AI technology has become so popular that some schools have banned it as it makes its way into the lives of K-12 and college students around the U.S. It…

Cardona announces initiative to increase global competitiveness of US students

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced a new initiative on Tuesday to increase the global competitiveness of American students.  Cardona stressed in a speech laying out his vision for the department this year that “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” needs bipartisan support and cooperation from states and districts, with three main pillars defining the measure. …

College students ready to embrace ChatGPT

Many college students are approaching artificial intelligence with optimism and a willingness to embrace how the technology can enhance their learning, despite the consternation it has caused educators. ChatGPT, a free AI technology made public in November, has pushed a debate on using AI in education to the mainstream. The platform works as a chatbot,…