Schools looking to shore up students’ skills after pandemic-related shutdowns turn to summer school and enrichment programs — but there’s no guarantee kids will attend or that gains will last into fall and beyond.
By Jo Napolitano, The Hechinger Report
Isolated from peers and forced into remote learning, students experience loss, educational setbacks – and some unexpected academic progress.
By Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
Even as schools strategize reopening, parents don’t know what the upcoming school year might look like. Some are struggling with balancing work with parenting while others are trying to cope with schools shifting from a hybrid structure to remote learning.
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
Parents across the U.S. are wondering what the next school year will hold for their children. While reopening decisions will ultimately be up to state and local officials, President Trump said Tuesday he'll pressure governors to resume in-person classes. Judy…
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
You won’t know it from their mostly empty campuses, but colleges and universities will be bustling this summer. Experts say it’s time to rethink a calendar that dates back to when students had to go home to help on the…
Distance learning proved a difficult experiment for many students, teachers and parents this year. Its urgent adoption underscored gaps in access and income. Now, school districts are scrambling to figure out how to adjust plans for the fall. We hear…
By Michael Melia, Associated Press
Students who were struggling before the pandemic are the ones falling farthest behind.
By PBS NewsHour
Millions of children have been out of school since March, but one of the first districts in the nation to bring students back to the classroom during the pandemic is in rural Premont, Texas. A small number of students there…
Roughly 14 percent of students enrolled in U.S. public schools receive special education services. As families across the nation grapple with home learning, what are the particular challenges the parents of these children face? Judy Woodruff reports and talks to…
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