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By News Desk
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted a White House ceremony Monday to recognize the 2021 and 2020 national teachers of the year, the state teacher finalists for those years and teachers nationwide.
As schools across the nation resumed in-person classes, teachers and students faced increased pressure from local school boards and organizations over how to teach and talk about race in the classroom. Dana Crawford, a pediatric and clinical psychologist in New…
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
In a letter to Ducey, the Treasury Department said the grant programs are "not a permissible use" of the funding.
By News Desk and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra are expected to testify before a Senate committee on Thursday about schools during the pandemic.
By Stephanie Sy
Summer is here, but the disruptions caused by the pandemic are affecting summer plans of some students and teachers. Educators around the country are scrambling to help students catch up. Many are utilizing billions in federal stimulus funds to beef…
By Stephanie Sy, Gretchen Frazee, Lena I. Jackson
Many tribal colleges and universities are located in remote areas and often serve older and low-income American Indian students. Many lack access to basic necessities like internet and running water, making learning during the pandemic especially difficult. As Stephanie Sy…
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
Across the country, more than 60 colleges have closed or merged since 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic put further financial pressure on colleges and students alike. But one college in Unity, Maine is seeing record enrollment by offering students various learning…
Seventeen states in the U.S. now offer free community college tuition, and existing programs cover tuition for many students. But President Biden wants to make that happen nationwide. This week we'll explore both sides of the debate over free community…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Rachel Wellford
Community colleges have long been seen as an opportunity for students of all backgrounds to earn a degree. But those same students, especially the students of color, have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. And many…
By Mike Cerre
The age wave of Americans 50 and older has been sweeping across college campuses for both personal and professional reasons. After a lifetime of work, these older adults are now catching-up on missed educational opportunities. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent, Mike…
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