The California Department of Education says public school enrollment dropped by more than 160,000 this academic year. That's by far the biggest decline in the state in years and the clearest picture yet of the pandemic's devastating toll on public…
By Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
The legislation unveiled Wednesday would authorize federal money over 10 years to cover the expense of purchasing electric school buses, building charging stations and providing workforce training.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
Many after-school programs, which provide both enrichment and child care, have gone out of business. Others went remote and still others became full-day child care programs. None had much guidance or support…
By Amadou Diallo, The Hechinger Report
More than half of public schools around the country are back to full time in-person classes. But many school districts still are using distance or hybrid learning, and there are many questions ahead about what it will take to reopen…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris and Rawan Elbaba, Student Reporting Labs
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press
All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections.
By Melba Newsome, The Hechinger Report
The proportion of graduates with degrees in science and engineering who are Black is flat or down, even as demand for workers in those high-paying fields grows at double the rate of other occupations. And Covid-19 pandemic trends appear to…
By Associated Press
Universities including Rutgers, Brown, Cornell and Northeastern recently told students they must get vaccinated before returning to campus next fall.
By Ivette Feliciano
Founded in 1802, the U.S. Library of Congress is one of the world’s largest repositories of human knowledge. Now, a new initiative backed by a $15 million grant seeks to expand the National Archive to include diverse experiences. NewsHour Weekend’s…
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Norris
Roughly 80 percent of K-12 teachers and staff in the U.S. are now at least partially vaccinated. But educators in many districts are still expected to teach students both in-person and online, and stress remains high for some. Jeffrey Brown…
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