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California Offers $2 Billion Incentive In A Push For In-Person Learning

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Public schools that don't offer in-person instruction for k-2 students by the end of the month will lose out on 1% of eligible funds every day that students remain out of the classroom.

Lifelong Educator, Miguel Cardona, Confirmed As Education Secretary

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The former fourth grade teacher, principal and state education commissioner will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education as the fight intensifies over school reopening.

For Some Black Students, Remote Learning Has Offered A Chance To Thrive

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Back when school was in person, eighth-grader Josh Secrett was always tired. Now, away from the bias he sometimes encountered in classrooms, he says, "I'm more energized. I want to do more things."

With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty

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Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly, cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.

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Teaching Students A New Black History

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An innovative education startup is offering culturally responsive learning to Black students across the country.

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Millions Of Kids Learn English At School. Teaching Them Remotely Hasn't Been Easy

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For children learning English, speaking the language can be a way to fit in. But teachers worry that remote learning means some students aren't hearing even casual English outside their classes.

States Must Test Student Learning This Spring, Biden Administration Says

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Annual state testing was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Many states want to skip it again, but the Education Department says no.

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FACT-CHECK: Biden's Comments On Loan Forgiveness And Elite Colleges

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The President said he doesn't want to forgive the loans of people who went to "Harvard and Yale and Penn." The real picture of student debt in the United States is much more complicated.

Debate Over Student Loan Forgiveness Hinges On 2 Numbers: $10,000 Vs. $50,000

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The Biden administration is trying to figure out how much student debt to forgive and how to go about doing it — through executive action or legislation.

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5 Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College

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For many families, this is one of the biggest financial decisions they'll ever make. A new book helps navigate the often confusing and opaque financial aid system.

To Play, Or Not To Play: Schools Wrestle With CDC's Athletics Recommendations

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New CDC guidance warns schools about resuming athletic activities, especially indoors, but some districts are still sending their kids to play ball.

CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools

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The updated guidelines make key changes to earlier language, including a new color-coded chart that divides school reopening options into four zones, based on the level of community transmission.

3 Teachers On The Push To Return To The Classroom

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"I was livid," says Maxie Hollingsworth, a teacher in Houston. "Everyone is saying that schools must reopen, but teachers are not a priority for vaccines. That is insane."

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Chicago Teachers Union OKs Deal To Return To Class, With Vaccines Promised

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The agreement calls for Chicago Public Schools to provide "at least 1,500 first vaccine doses per week" to employees, with second doses guaranteed.

S.C. Gives Highest Civilian Honor To Principal Who Got A Walmart Job To Help Students

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Henry Darby took on a part-time at Walmart, stocking shelves from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., three nights every week.

Keep Schools Open All Summer, And Other Bold Ideas To Help Kids Catch Up

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Educators, parents and students say there's a chance to take stock and reinvent education.

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