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What More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic

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The college deans say they recognize that students and their families may be struggling right now. They say students will not be disadvantaged by not participating in extracurricular activities.

U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall

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The dangers of social isolation outweigh the risks of in-person classes for most children, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior

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College reopening plans all rely on one thing: students following the rules. Some experts worry that's too big of an ask.

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Education Dept. Rule Limits How Schools Can Spend Vital Aid Money

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos signaled she is standing firm on her intention to reroute millions of dollars in coronavirus aid money to K-12 private school students.

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Why There's A Push To Get Police Out Of Schools

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In most states, Black students are more likely to be arrested at school, and according to one expert, "There isn't much evidence indicating that police officers in schools make schools safer."

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Education Dept. Is Making It Harder For Colleges To Boost Student Aid During Crisis

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A recent change has led to some colleges hesitating to help students affected by the economic downturn.

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Back To School For Real? Texas Officials Say Yes

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Texas' education commissioner says the state's public schools will be open for students to return in the fall. But not everyone thinks that's a good idea, as cases of COVID-19 keep rising there.

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Coronavirus, Racism And Kindness: How NYC Middle-Schoolers Built A Winning Podcast

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The middle-school top prize for NPR's second annual Student Podcast Challenge goes to ... The Dragon Kids.

4 Ways Racial Inequity Harms American Schoolchildren

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The country's racial justice problems aren't limited to policing — U.S. schools also struggle with inequity and implicit bias.

Senate Panel Asks: When Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen?

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The U.S. Senate's education committee grappled with the challenges public schools face as they prepare to reopen safely in the fall.

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Colleges Face Student Lawsuits Seeking Refunds After Coronavirus Closures

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The legal cases argue that online classes don't have the same value as on-campus ones.

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Best Of The Best: Here Are The Finalists In The NPR Student Podcast Challenge

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic that closed schools nationwide, students from 46 states and the District of Columbia submitted entries. We've narrowed those down to 25 finalists.

A Bold Pitch To Boost School Funding For The Nation's Most Vulnerable Students

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A new report proposes a radical solution to America's school funding inequities: Leave district lines in place, but spread the wealth.

The Pandemic Is Driving America's Schools Toward A Financial Meltdown

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With state income and sales tax revenues crashing, one expert predicts, "We're about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history."

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For In-Person College, Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key. But Is That Feasible?

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Colleges might be able to reopen their campuses if they're able to frequently test their students. But can they get tests --- and with budgets already squeezed, will they be able to afford it?

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There's Still Time To Get A (Remote) Summer Internship

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Some companies are going virtual with their summer internship programs; other firms have simply canceled theirs. Here's our resource guide to finding the internships that are out there.