He takes charge of the Education Department amid mounting tension between Americans who believe students can safely return to the classroom now, and others who say the risks are still too great.
By John Yang, Frank Carlson
During the pandemic, the federal government has tried to boost access to broadband internet. The Cares Act provided $150 billion to state and local governments, which many used to help extend connectivity, and the most recent stimulus package gave $7…
In 1967, George Henderson and his family relocated to Norman, Oklahoma, where he became a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Up until that year, Norman was a sundown town that prohibited non-whites to be outside after dark and the…
By Associated Press
While many parents are demanding that schools fully reopen, others say they won’t feel safe sending children back to classrooms until vaccines are available to even young students.
By Christopher Sherman, Associated Press
The federal government is working closely with authorities in the Gulf state and plans to vaccinate as many as 20,000 school staff between Saturday and Tuesday.
By Associated Press
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the second Cabinet secretary to resign a day after a pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Education
Students are still struggling to find spaces in their homes to work, dealing with financial and health crises, and homeschooling their own children or siblings.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
More U.S. schools are rethinking traditional Thanksgiving lessons that focus on the English settlers but teach little about Native Americans.
By Meredith Kolodner and Bracey Harris, Neal Morton, The Hechinger Report
The rampant spread of the coronavirus has exposed a crisis of crumbling and dilapidated school buildings brought on by decades of underfunding and neglect.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
A dozen charter schools have essentially chosen to become medical-educational experiments, offering in-person instruction for select groups of students.
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