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Health May 29WATCH: New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis.
Education Apr 23Nation’s Report Card scores dip for history, geography
The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders’ scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday calls the results “stark and inexcusable.”…
Education Apr 17Online schooling fails to reach large number of students
Nearly a month after schools shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many are struggling with distance learning.
Nation Nov 12Snow and cold records fall as arctic air mass lingers
The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual.
Education Apr 05Should the SAT be optional? Bribery scandal renews debate
The scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed their children's way into top schools also has highlighted deeper concerns about the fairness of using SAT and ACT tests — gatekeepers for a U.S. admissions system already seen as favoring wealth…
Education Jan 15Teacher strikes stem from similar struggles across the nation
Teacher shortages, low pay, the pressures of standardized testing and the rise of alternatives to traditional public schools…
Education Nov 12After wave of activism, educators-turned-candidates saw mixed midterm results
For educators who ran for office in states including Kentucky, Arizona and West Virginia that saw teachers converge on capitols this year, there were some successes but also disappointments. Still, advocates say, the movement will have lasting effects after pushing…
Politics Oct 04Teachers running for office seek to shake up midterm elections
Hundreds of current and former educators, most of them Democrats, are on general election ballots from school board to governor.