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Massive Learning Setbacks Show COVID’s Sweeping Toll on Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic devastated poor children's well-being, not just by closing their schools, but also by ...
Amber McCoy a fourth grade teacher

Battle Rages in W.Va. Over Control of Public School Policy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Voters in West Virginia will get the final say on a ballot ...
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

Education Chief Says Music Can Rebuild Connections to School

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona's household as a child was filled ...
Students at McLean High School in McLean, Va., walk out of classes Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on district policies for transgender students that would roll back some accommodations. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican ...
Rylei Johnson recaps her day at school

Schools Are Going Online in Disasters, Worsening Disruption

When a water crisis forced schools back online in Jackson, Mississippi, fifth-grade teacher Ryan Johnson saw ...
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Uvalde Students Go Back to School for 1st Time Since Attack

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gilbert Mata woke up excited Tuesday for the first day of school ...
FILE - Supporters of St. Augustine High School including Byron Bernard, class of 1980, center, with "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child" poster, demand the right of self-governance including a corporal punishment policy, march and cheer in front of the Archdiocese of New Orleans at Notre Dame Seminary Saturday March 26, 2011. A school district in southwest Missouri has decided to bring back spanking as a form of discipline for students, but only if their parents agree. Missouri and Louisiana are among 19 states that allow corporal punishment in schools. (Matthew Hinton,The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Missouri School District Reinstates Spanking if Parents OK

A school district in southwestern Missouri decided to bring back spanking as a form of discipline ...
FILE - President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 10, 2022, in Washington. Biden is set to announce $10,000 federal student loan cancellation on Aug. 24, for many, extend repayment pause for others. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Big Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Announced by Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his long-awaited plan to deliver on a ...
Lindsey West

Minneapolis Teacher Contract Race Language Ignites Firestorm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minneapolis teachers settled a 14-day strike in March, they celebrated a groundbreaking ...
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Best Ways to Invest Children’s Savings

Many parents think about teaching their kids the importance of saving. Indeed, it is never too ...
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp

Georgia Teachers Get $125 More for Supplies From Federal Aid

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is using federal COVID-19 relief money to give ...
A second grade student is given a at-home COVID-19 test

Some Schools Hit Hard by Virus Make Few Changes for New Year

As a new school year approaches, COVID-19 infections are again on the rise, fueled by highly ...
Parents and family of students hold protest signs during a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District where parents addressed the shootings at Robb Elementary School, Monday, July 18, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Frequent Lockdowns May Have Contributed to Uvalde Tragedy

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Teachers and students at Robb Elementary School knew the safety protocols when ...
Angel Cardenas, a freshman at Hiram Johnson High School

Study: Student Gains Last Year Narrowed COVID Learning Gap

Despite a year of disruptions, students largely made academic gains this past year that paralleled their ...
Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service shows the International Space Station

High-Flying Experiment: Do Stem Cells Grow Better in Space?

Researcher Dhruv Sareen's own stem cells are now orbiting the Earth. The mission? To test whether ...
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New Writing Program Mobilizes Therapists to Help K-12 Teachers, Librarians and School Administrators

'The Things They Carry' Writing Workshops to Help Teachers, Librarians and School Personnel Process the Stress ...
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Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

NEW YORK (AP) — When Melissa Martinez applied to have her student loan debt forgiven more ...
Bangor Christian Schools sophomore Olivia Carson, 15, of Glenburn, Maine, left, stands with her mother Amy

Religious Schools May Face Another Hurdle to State Tuition

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them ...
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

Law Officers Testifying for Committee on Uvalde Shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A legislative committee investigating the deadly shooting at a Texas elementary school ...
Mingo Beach, in Beverly, Mass

Efforts Spotlight Slave Who Inspired Beach Name, Local Tale

BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — An enslaved Black man, the tall tale he inspired and the beach ...
senior from Enloe High School Malika Mobley

Students of Color Push Back on Calls for Police in Schools

After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost ...
A Toney Award

Prize-Winning Texas Drama Teacher to Get Special Tony Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators will go to a drama ...
In this image provided by JTwo Films, Grace Narkum, a student from Hubbard High School in Hubbard, Ohio, and her classmates participate in a National Constitution Center Peer-to-Peer Exchange with students from Radnor High School in Wayne, Pa., in March 2019. (National Constitution Center/JTwo Films via AP)

How the Constitution Teaches Students to Disagree Civilly

The motto for Great Valley High School and its 1,400 students in the Pennsylvania borough of ...
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The Challenges of Studying Marijuana’s Effects on the Heart and Brain

Over the past decade, marijuana use, both recreational and medicinal, has grown as state governments across ...
Incarcerated students

California Inmates Study at 1st College Based Behind Bars

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Behind a fortress wall and razor wire and a few feet ...
Dr. Keith Reisinger-Kindle, associate director of the OB-GYN residency program at Wright State University's medical school in Dayton, Ohio, leads a lecture of OB-GYN residents in the Wright State program Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The physician created and implemented abortion coursework for medical students and residents, with support from his university, and offers training at a nearby clinic where he also performs abortions. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Abortion Training Under Threat for Med Students, Residents

Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you'll find abortion ...
In this undated photo provided by Dalaine Bradley, Drew Waller, 7, Zion Waller, 10, and Ahmad Waller, 11, left to right, study during homeschooling, in Raleigh, N.C. (Courtesy of Dalaine Bradley via AP)

Homeschooling Surge Continues Despite Schools Reopening

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise ...
Young Adults at a Cafe

College Tuition Continues To Rise: 7 Alternatives to Formal Education

According to CNBC, the current academic year saw college tuition increase by 1.3% for students at ...
Fischer Wells

Kentucky Governor Vetoes Transgender Girls Sports Ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would bar transgender ...
Florida House Representative Michele Rayner delivers an impassioned speech

Disney Workers Plan Walkout to Protest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney workers are planning walkouts during their breaks every day this week ...
University of California campus in Berkeley

New California Law Prevents Enrollment Drop at UC Berkeley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that stops one ...
Florida Sen. Manny Diaz Jr., speaks for a bill during a legislative session at the Florida State Capitol, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida GOP Lawmakers Pass Bill to Limit Discussion of Race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-dominated Florida Legislature gave Gov. Ron DeSantis another victory in what ...
Woman addresses the crowd

In Minneapolis Strike, Teachers Say Kids Aren’t All Right

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teachers in Minneapolis say they've noticed more kids with anxiety and depression. One ...
Person reading books

Activism Grows Nationwide in Response to School Book Bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Until a year ago, Stephana Ferrell's political activism was limited to the ...
Educators, ministers and civil rights activists protest

Curriculum Struggle Has Kansas GOP Pursuing ‘Transparency’

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers seeking to limit what Kansas' public schools teach about racism ...
Brown University student Zoe Fuad

From Campus to Congress, Colleges Urged to End Legacy Boost

America's elite colleges are facing growing calls to end the decades-old tradition of giving an admissions ...
Howard University School of Law student Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens

For Black Women, Hopes and Dreams Rest on Biden Court Choice

NEW YORK (AP) — When the pressure gets intense, law student Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens likes to wander ...
Legislators applaud Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee as he delivers his State of the State address Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Tennessee Gov, GOP Push More Scrutiny of School Libraries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Less than a week after a local Tennessee school board attracted national ...
Black Bean and Plantain Rice Bowl

New York City School Lunch Menu Going Vegan on Fridays

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget mystery meat or cheese pizza. Instead, chickpea wraps and veggie tacos ...
substitute teacher at Bailey Middle School

Raise Your Hand: Schools Seek Volunteers in Staffing Crunch

With teacher absences mounting and substitutes in short supply, parents may be wondering: Who's teaching the ...