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Camden City School District Superintendent Katrina McCombs

On Pandemic ‘Learning Loss,’ Schools Look Forward, Not Back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was ...
16 year old study at the family library in Calabar, Nigeria

Foreign Students Show Less Zeal for US Since Trump Took Over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India's tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the ...
Third grade student thinks while reciting multiplication tables

In Video Classes Teachers Parse Clues to Student Wellbeing

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air ...
President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Historically Black School Renames Hall Honoring KKK Leader

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black university in Alabama has renamed a dormitory that honored ...
Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, marches with others

On #MeToo Anniversary, Leaders Say Focus is On Inequality

DETROIT (AP) — When #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke thinks about the group's future as the ...
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GIGXR Launches Holographic Standardized Patients for Medical and Nursing School Remote Simulation Training

GIGXR, Inc., provider of the extended reality (XR) GIG Immersive Learning System for instructor-led teaching and ...
a student works in class

DC Charters Offer Innovations in Pandemic-Era Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning to school in the nation's capital during the pandemic has proven to ...
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With Americans Anxious to Go Out, Walking Tours Pick Up Pace

CINCINNATI (AP) — With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide ...
Little girl works at a desk

Enrollment Drops Worry Public Schools as Pandemic Persists

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rather than wait to see how her children's Florida public school ...
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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 ...
Richard Woods

State School Board Rejects Plan to Value Exams Close to Zero

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state Board of Education balked Thursday at a plan to make standardized ...
Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington

Sex Ed Mandate Sparks Bitter Washington State Ballot Fight

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex ...
fifth-grader Marcques Haley

Little Rock Teachers Won’t Show Up for In-Person Classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers won't show up for in-person classes due to ...
Supreme Court

On Guns, Abortion, High Court Could Become More Conservative

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ...
Boy does school work in a circle

US Colleges Struggle to Salvage Semester Amid Outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid ...
Diversity Matters: Tackling Racism and Prejudice at the Education Level

Diversity Matters: Tackling Racism and Prejudice at the Education Level

How can school campuses become more diverse and inclusionary for all students? ...
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US Parents Delaying Preschool and Kindergarten Amid Pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of ...
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S Carolina Teachers Stay Home to Advocate for Pay, Safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for ...
"Lion Attacking a Dromedary"

Dramatic Diorama Raises Ethical Issues for Pittsburgh Museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for ...
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Infection Rates Soar in College Towns as Students Return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last ...
Mask

What Are the Rules on Masks in Schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools? ...
Ship spilling oil

World Isn’t Meeting Biodiversity Goals, UN Report Finds

A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with ...
the planet Venus

Astronomers See Possible Hints of Life in Venus’s Clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints ...
Permafrost Bear

Perfectly Preserved Ice Age Cave Bear Found in Arctic Russia

Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice ...
Man walking across an empty street

Virus America, Six Months in: Disarray, Dismay, Disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." ...
Child trying to learn using a tablet

Refugee Families Face Unique Struggles with Online School

PHOENIX (AP) — Samuel Lavi knew he'd have to find unique ways to stay connected to ...
Mother teaching her children

Child Care Crisis Pushes US Mothers Out of the Labor Force

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a ...
Teachers, parents and children march

NYC Delays Start of School Year to Do More Virus Safety Prep

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City postponed students' return to classrooms by more than a ...
Women prisoners attend an online course

In Mexico, Women Inmates Find Education Chance Amid Pandemic

ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Prison inmates in Mexico have suffered from coronavirus infections at ...
Mother teaching her child about art

As The Coronavirus Upends Schools, Experts Say Don’t Forget The Arts

For some parents and schools, education amid a pandemic will mean a focus on reading, writing ...
University of Connecticut

Dozen New COVID-19 Cases Found in UConn Residence Hall

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut reported a new cluster of COVID-19 cases ...
Black Lives Matter rally for George Floyd

Floyd’s Death Sparks New Activism Among Communities of Color

When Washington, D.C.'s NFL team dropped the offensive reference to Native Americans from its name last ...
A black and white Tegu lizard

Large, Non-Native Tegu Lizard Documented in South Carolina

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced the first documented ...
Black-Owned Bookstores Want Action After Influx in Business

Black-Owned Bookstores Want Action After Influx in Business

PHOENIX (AP) — A renewed focus on social justice in the wake of police killings of ...
A statue of Stephen Douglas

Douglas’ Statue to be Removed from Illinois Capitol Lawn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A statue of Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois whose national ...
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Iowa Governor’s Push to Reopen Schools Descends Into Chaos

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An aggressive push by Iowa's pro-Trump governor to reopen schools amid ...
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Museum Says Displaying Confederate Statue Part of Healing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its ...
1913 photo made available by the Library of Congress

Suffrage Anniversary Commemorations Highlight Racial Divide

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, many event ...
Empty Uni Assembly hall

Universities Scramble to Deal with Virus Outbreaks

North Carolina's flagship university canceled in-person classes for undergraduates just a week into the fall semester ...
Emojis in masks

Connecticut Student Mask Requirement Challenged in Court

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut parents filed an appeal in state court challenging a ...