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Is it Safe to Reopen Schools During the Pandemic?

Is it safe for schools to reopen during the pandemic? ...
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High-Speed Internet Offers Key Connection to Health, but Millions Lack It

If you live in the right neighborhood and can afford it, you might think of high-speed ...
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NASA’s Next Mars Rover is Brawniest and Brainiest One Yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with ...
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BLM Billboard Erected Next to Confederate Flag

A Black Lives Matter sign now fills a billboard next to a big Confederate flag that ...
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Virus Spread, Not Politics Should Guide Schools, Doctors Say

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public ...
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CDC Head Sticking to School-Opening Guides Trump Criticized

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism ...
Virus Outbreak Scramble for Tests

Where Do New Viruses Like the Coronavirus Come From?

Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a ...
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Nonprofit Report: Reopening Art Museums During the Pandemic

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Director Gary Tinterow and Royal Ontario ...
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Aggressive Seaweed Smothers One of World’s Most Remote Reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of ...
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Trump Says He Will Pressure States to Reopen Schools in Fall

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that ...
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Amid Pandemic, Fewer Students Seek Federal Aid for College

The number of high school seniors applying for U.S. federal college aid plunged in the weeks ...
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Preview: Para Los Niños – Drew Furedi

Drew Furedi, President & CEO of Para Los Ninos, discusses the wrap-around services that create a ...
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Nonprofit Report: Art Schools Breaking the Racial Divide During COVID

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Cranbrook Academy, Director Susan Ewing; MICA President Samuel Hoi; and CalArts ...
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NYC Passes Austere Budget That Cuts $1B From NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will ...
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Remembering the Slave Who Joined Jefferson in Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early summer of 1776, Thomas Jefferson worked away in the ...
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Delaware to Remove Whipping Post Display From State Grounds

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are set to remove a whipping post that was historically ...
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Preview: Inner-City Arts – Bob Smiland

Bob Smiland, President & CEO of Inner-City Arts, discusses creating an emotionally safe space for low-income ...
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Preview: Los Angeles Unified School District – David Baca

David Baca, Chief of Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District, discusses how allocated funds ...
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Parents, Educators, Experts Talk to Kids on Race Amid Unrest

NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always ...
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Preview: 826LA – Joel Arquillos

Joel Arquillos, Executive Director of 826LA, discusses how writing is a fundamental tool in preserving history, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...