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The new "Nation’s Report Card" is out and the results are grim. Test scores are at their lowest level in decades, with steep declines in both reading and math proficiency in nearly every state. It's the first comprehensive look at…
By William Brangham
As the harmful effects of extended pandemic school closures become more apparent, some educators and parents have regrets.
By Bianca Vázquez Toness, Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, a jury in Florida starts deliberating on whether Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to death, seven more people were killed in Ukraine as Russia fired missiles and artillery rounds into major cities…
In our news wrap Monday, new violence erupted in Iran amid anti-government protests over the death of a young woman in police custody, North Korea said recent missile tests simulated the use of nuclear weapons to hit South Korean and…
By John Yang
The number of confirmed and reported COVID cases in the U.S. is at its lowest point since last spring. But the average number of deaths associated with COVID remains at more than 350 a day. Public health experts are increasingly…
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
The Biden administration says the United States will begin screening travelers coming from Uganda for Ebola as an additional precaution aimed at trying to prevent an outbreak in the African country from spreading.
By Adriana Morga, Associated Press
When President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive student loan debt, many borrowers who kept making payments during the pandemic wondered if they'd made the right choice.
Americans twelve and older should be able to start getting updated boosters for COVID within days. The CDC and FDA approved new Pfizer and Moderna shots that will hopefully provide more protection against the latest variants this coming winter. Dr.
By Geoff Bennett
Americans could start getting doses of new COVID shots as early as next week. The government says the boosters to fight omicron are key to protecting against severe illness this winter. But questions remain over how effective these shots will…
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