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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 ...
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Connecticut Student Mask Requirement Challenged in Court

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut parents filed an appeal in state court challenging a ...
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Interest in Homeschooling Has ‘Exploded’ Amid Pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, ...
mOp-Ed: How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

mOp-Ed: How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

Coronavirus has essentially canceled the Spring term as envisioned; i.e., on-campus classes were cancelled, and most ...
Dr. Sonia Angell

Health Officials are Quitting or Getting Fired Amid Outbreak

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens ...
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Schools Mull Outdoor Classes Amid Virus, Ventilation Worries

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York ...
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Native Mascots Still a Sticking Point in High School Sports

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps ...
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No Parties, No Trips: Colleges Set COVID-19 Rules for Fall

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are ...
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After School Outbreak, Parents Rethinking In-Person Learning

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When given the choice between virtual and in-person learning, Joel Barnes decided ...
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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 ...
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield

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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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 ...
President Donald Trump

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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Art Schools Breaking the Racial Divide During COVID | Nonprofit Report

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Cranbrook Academy, Director Susan Ewing; MICA President Samuel Hoi; and CalArts ...
Protesters gather under a sign reading "DEFUND" at an encampment outside City Hall

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 ...
Bob Smiland and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Inner-City Arts – Bob Smiland

Bob Smiland, President & CEO of Inner-City Arts, discusses creating an emotionally safe space for low-income ...
David Baca and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Los Angeles Unified School District – David Baca

David Baca, Chief of Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District, discusses how allocated funds ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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? ...
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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 ...
Colleges and Universities in America Likely to See Drop in Enrollment if Coronavirus Is Not Contained

Colleges and Universities in America Likely to See Drop in Enrollment if Coronavirus Is Not Contained

Higher education institutions are likely to undergo a drop in enrollment and applications from Chinese students ...
US Department of Education Launches Investigation into Universities for not Reporting Foreign Funds

US Department of Education Launches Investigation into Universities for not Reporting Foreign Funds

The US Department of Education launched an investigation into two universities, Harvard and Yale, after reporting ...