New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students three feet apart could offer a way to return more of the nation’s children to classrooms with limited space.
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
A memo from Afghanistan's education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school functions has been causing a stir on social media, prompting the authorities to say it was a mistake and that its authors had…
By Catherine Lafferty, Global Reporting Center
We’ve been bringing you a series of short stories from the Indigenous community in Yellowknife, Canada exploring alcohol use, addiction, resilience and healing. The “Turning Points'' project, from the Global Reporting Center, is a series produced, directed and authored by…
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
The state's coronavirus case numbers have fallen significantly and Oregon put teachers ahead of older residents in the line for the COVID-19 vaccine.
By Casey Smith, Associated Press
As the U.S. prioritizes teachers nationwide for coronavirus vaccines, states and many districts are not keeping track of how many school employees have received the shots.
By Adam Beam, Associated Press
The legislation approved Thursday would give school districts $2 billion if they offer in-person instruction by the end of the month. Another $4.6 billion would be available to all school districts to help student catch up.
By Paul Solman, Diane Lincoln Estes
As Washington debates how to provide economic aid during the pandemic, many say one critical component should be part of future deals: forgiving student debt. But determining how much could or should be forgiven is a complicated question. Paul Solman…
Fierce divisions seem to drive a wedge in much of American life at this moment and how we view government. Now, a prominent team of educators has released a new plan that calls for revamping history and civics classes in…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Charlotte Buchen Khadra
Many Black-owned independent bookstores experienced a surge in sales this past summer after the George Floyd protests ignited more interest in learning about Black history, white supremacy, and systemic racism. Marcus Books is the oldest Black-owned bookstore in the country,…
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to expand to new groups of people, there is the question of when children can begin to get shots. Dr. Fauci recently said children as young as first-graders may be vaccinated by the start of school…
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