The Week in Admissions News

Florida vs. AP in African American studies; backup plans on loan forgiveness; physical education requirements in decline; abortions on campus.

January 30, 2023
  • Facing pressure from the governors of Florida and Illinois, the College Board is preparing to unveil a new framework Wednesday for its Advanced Placement African American Studies course.
  • Lawmakers and student debt advocacy groups are pushing the Biden administration to develop backup plans in case the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the administration’s one-time student loan forgiveness plan.
  • About 32 percent of U.S. colleges and universities require students to take some sort of physical education course to graduate, down from 39 percent in 2010, according to a new study from Oregon State University.
  • Even as many red states roll back reproductive rights, California’s public universities are now required to provide medication abortions.

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