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By Taylor Swaak, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The use of data to drive decisions is a fairly new shift for many in higher education, and colleges are weighing their ability to know more than ever about their students against the ethical and privacy-related risks that come with…
A new statue unveiled Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol marks a historic first. Civil rights pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune is the first Black American to represent a state in Statuary Hall. Florida lawmakers voted to remove a statue representing a…
A new law in Florida has instituted restrictions on how schools and businesses can teach race-related concepts. The law, called the Stop Woke Act, limits instruction on critical race theory. It's the latest part of Republican Gov. Ron Desantis’ extensive…
By Gabrielle Hays, Lena I. Jackson
Schools across the U.S. are getting some much-needed upgrades from the COVID relief package known as the American Rescue Plan. That's true in Missouri, where the state legislature decided how to allocate the federal money just weeks before it was…
It is graduation season and that means politicians, actors, athletes and even some of us at NewsHour have been giving commencement speeches, hoping to impart some encouragement and advice to college grads as they head into their next chapter.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Cat Wise
Over the course of more than 100 years beginning in the 1800s, hundreds of thousands of Native American children in the U.S. were removed from their families, placed in federal boarding schools and forced to abandon their Native languages and…
By Kate Sosin, The 19th
At least 20 states have introduced “Don’t Say Gay” laws this year. But in a handful of states, versions of the legislation have existed for decades.
By Casey Kuhn, Nicole Ellis, Hannah Grabenstein
Americans, in total, owe nearly $1.75 billion in student loan debt, with more than 44 million people owing, according to a 2020 NAACP report.
By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine plays out in real time across news and social media, many parents and teachers are looking for guidance about how to talk to their young people about the crisis in Ukraine and how they…
By Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
San Francisco residents have recalled three members of the city’s school board for what critics called misplaced priorities and putting progressive politics over the needs of children during the pandemic.
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