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Joel Arquillos and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: 826LA – Joel Arquillos

Joel Arquillos, Executive Director of 826LA, discusses how writing is a fundamental tool in preserving history, ...
Carol Henault and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California – Carol Henault

Carol Henault, Executive Director of Reading is Fundamental of Southern California, discusses a major education issue ...
Virus Outbreak HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges Work to Help Students Amid Virus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja'nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being ...
Virus Outbreak-Distance Learning

Some US Schools Are Pulling the Plug on Distance Learning

Other districts around the country that are ending the school year early including Omaha and some ...
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INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
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INSIGHT: KLCS Promo on Los Angeles Nonprofits

In this collaboration with KLCS in Los Angeles, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from Los ...
Virus Outbreak Tuition Lawsuits

Unimpressed by Online Classes, College Students Seek Refunds

Students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds ...
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With virus, US higher education may face existential moment

The dramatic and widespread fallout from the COVID-19 virus has thrown the U.S. higher education system ...
Virus Outbreak New Hampshire

Easing Up: US and Europe Grapple With When to Reopen Schools

PARIS (AP) — The question of when to reopen schools looms large as European countries and ...
Nation's Report Card

History, Geography Scores Dip on Nation’s Report Card

The latest Nation's Report Card shows eighth-graders' scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014, ...
Virus Outbreak Student Aid

DeVos Excludes DACA Recipients, Foreign Students From Grants

The Trump administration is barring most international students and all students who entered the U.S. illegally ...
Virus Outbreak College Sports Cuts

If Colleges Cut Sports Programs, Could New Models Emerge?

College sports programs are already being cut and more are likely on the chopping block ...
Virus Outbreak College Seniors

College Seniors Face Job Worries, Family Stress Amid Virus

For many of the nearly 2 million people expected to earn U.S. bachelor's degrees in 2020, ...
Virus Outbreak Distance Learning

Virus Forced Schools Online, But Many Students Didn’t Follow

Teachers across the country report their attempts at distance learning are failing to reach large numbers ...
Virus Outbreak English Language Learners

Tasked With Schoolwork Help, Many US Parents Lack English

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the ...
Virus Outbreak Colleges In Trouble

Financial Hits Pile Up For Colleges as Some Fight to Survive

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed ...
Remote Learning Poses Hurdles for Students With Disabilities

Remote Learning Poses Hurdles for Students With Disabilities

Across the U.S., schools and families face new challenges in maintaining instruction for students with disabilities ...
Virus Outbreak Digital Divide

School Shutdowns Raise Stakes of Digital Divide for Students

The pandemic that launched a massive, unplanned experiment with distance learning has created extraordinary hurdles for ...
Virus Outbreak Distance Learning

School Districts Take Unplanned Plunge Into Online Learning

NEW YORK (AP) — In a whirlwind week, teachers came up with digital versions of everything ...
Virus Outbreak-Schools-Standardized Tests

States Suspending Standardized Tests as Schools Close

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Closing schools to combat the spread of the coronavirus is having a ...
Educated Women Growing In Higher Education and Increasingly Hired for High Skill Jobs

Educated Women Growing In Higher Education and Increasingly Hired for High Skill Jobs

The number of educated immigrant women in OECD countries (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) now ...
Virus Outbreak California

California Parents Face Possible Long-term Homeschooling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom's assessment that it's likely "few if any" California schools ...
Growing Number of Americans with Student Debt Are Seniors, Paying for their Children

Growing Number of Americans with Student Debt Are Seniors, Paying for their Children

The fastest growing group of Americans with college loan debt are over the age of 60, ...
Virus Outbreak New York

Millions Holed Up at Home as Virus Profoundly Shifts US Life

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Millions of Americans began the work week holed up at home against the ...
DeVos Proposes New Regulations that Would Complicate Filing Accusations on a Sexual Predator in Schools

DeVos Proposes New Regulations that Would Complicate Filing Accusations on a Sexual Predator in Schools

Colleges and schools will have to implement stricter regulations when it comes to handling cases of ...
Legislators in Alabama Consider Lifting Ban on Yoga In Public Schools

Legislators in Alabama Consider Lifting Ban on Yoga In Public Schools

Alabama legislators are considering lifting a nearly 30-year old ban on yoga in public schools. The ...
Cherokee Nation Donates $6M for School Districts Across Oklahoma

Cherokee Nation Donates $6M for School Districts Across Oklahoma

The Cherokee tribal Nation donated $6 million to more than 100 school districts across Oklahoma state ...
Virus Outbreak Colleges

College Campuses Empty as Virus Scare Pushes Learning Online

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — College seniors began making tearful goodbyes, not knowing if they'd return to ...
Virus Outbreak Online School

As Outbreak spreads, Schools Face Dilemma in Going Online

As more schools across the United States close their doors because of the coronavirus, they are ...
Administration Seeks to End Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Administration Seeks to End Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

DeVos and the administration are seeking to end the public student loan forgiveness program. As part ...
Virus Outbreak Pence

Classes Online for University of Washington Over Virus Fears

SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington said Friday that it will stop holding classes for ...
Seniors Receive Education on Spotting False News

Seniors Receive Education on Spotting False News

Seniors are receiving education on spotting false news, in the wake of articles, blogs, and even ...
Lawmakers Urged to Act Now to Save State University System

Lawmakers Urged to Act Now to Save State University System

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The leader of Pennsylvania's system of 14 state-owned universities told lawmakers Tuesday ...
Censorship in Books Makes it Hard to Learn While in Prison

Censorship in Books Makes it Hard to Learn While in Prison

Who decides what books should and should not be allowed in prisons? ...
Navy Education Strategy

Navy is Overhauling Education System as US Advantages Erode

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is overhauling its approach to education because the nation ...
Virus Outbreak US Schools

US Schools Start Planning for Possible Spread of Coronavirus

Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking "perfect ...
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Long Island University Freezes Courses in Liberal Arts Due to “Decline” in Student Interest

Officials at Long Island University are putting a freeze on more undergraduate programs in the liberal ...
Nonprofit Spotlight: Fit Kids Teaching Palo Alto Children the Importance of “Playing with a Purpose” Through Physical Activity

Nonprofit Spotlight: Fit Kids Teaching Palo Alto Children the Importance of “Playing with a Purpose” Through Physical Ac...

Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with Fit Kids Founder & Executive Director Ashley Hunter on how the ...
USC Free Tuition

Free USC Tuition to Students With $80K or Less Family Income

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California will phase in free tuition for undergraduate ...
LGBTQ Medicine

U.S. Medical Schools Boost LGBTQ Students, Doctor Training

When being heterosexual is presumed even in doctors' offices, those who identify otherwise can feel marginalized ...