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Often during a recession, enrollment in community colleges goes up. The first numbers for this fall show a decline — down nearly 8% compared with last year.

Audit: University Of California Admitted 64 Students Over More Qualified Applicants

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The students admitted were well-connected to staff or donors and took spots from more qualified applicants.

New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Cases In Schools Across 47 States

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The effort, still in its early stages, hopes to track infections and determine the effectiveness of safety measures.

New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

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Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.

Child Positive For Coronavirus Was Sent To School Anyway. Others Quarantining Now

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Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are quarantining after parents sent their child to school despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.

As Campuses Become COVID-19 Hot Spots, Colleges Strain Under Financial Pressures

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Scott Carlson, a writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, says COVID-19 has strained the finances of some colleges: "Over the next year or two, we will start to see these colleges fall away."

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DeVos Loses Latest Fight Over Rerouting Aid To Private School Students

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A federal judge says U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos overstepped in trying to send more CARES Act money to help students at private schools.

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The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide

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Anxiety and depression among teens and youth are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in suicide.

'Children Are Going Hungry': Why Schools Are Struggling To Feed Students

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School meals are the only meals some children get in a day. But during the pandemic, school feeding programs have been reaching fewer and fewer families.

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Biden Calls School Reopening A 'National Emergency'

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The former vice president sharply criticized President Trump's handling of school reopening; the outbreaks on college campuses continue, and other education news you might have missed.

University With Model Testing Regime Doubles Down On Discipline Amid Case Spike

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A spike in coronavirus cases at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign calls into question whether any amount of testing and safety precautions can make it safe to reopen college campuses.

'Learning Hubs' Offer Free Child Care And Learning — But Only For A Lucky Few

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Small groups of students, organized at the local level, may offer a more equitable alternative to "pandemic pods." But they're far from universally accessible.

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Preventing College Parties? Shame And Blame Don't Work, But Beer Pong Outside Might

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With desperate pleas and social contracts failing to curb college parties, schools have turned to punitive consequences. But are the students the ones to blame?

With Virtual Rush, Fraternities And Sororities Race To Pitch More Than Parties

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Greek organizations rely heavily on member dues. If chapters can't provide a meaningful experience online, one expert says, they may not survive the pandemic.

New York City Educators Warn School Reopening Plan Is 'Missing Pieces'

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Of the nation's 10 largest school districts, New York City is the only one planning to open its doors to students. But objections are mounting over safety, logistics and money.

Florida Judge Rules State Order Requiring Schools To Reopen 'Unconstitutional'

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The judge says the order disregards safety and denies local school boards' decision-making power. The Florida Department of Education has appealed the ruling.