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Fewer Students in Class of 2020 Went Straight to College

Amid a sharp decline in college enrollment during the pandemic, graduates of low-income, high-poverty high schools were disproportionately affected, with their enrollment dropping most steeply, new data reveals.

April 6, 2021 | EdWeek
What the American Rescue Plan Means for Schools

The COVID-19 relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March can be used on anything from education technology to mental health services in order to help address the needs of students and educators.

April 5, 2021 | EdWeek
Data: What We Know About Student Mental Health and the Pandemic

Since the pandemic began, children and adolescents have higher rates of anxiety, depression, and stress, and even more specific issues such as addictive internet behaviors.

March 31, 2021 | EdWeek
‘It Is OK to Grieve': A Teacher Reflects on This Pandemic Year

A teacher confronts the dark days of the pandemic with her students.

March 31, 2021 | EdWeek
Biden Education Team Squashes States’ Push to Nix All Tests but Approves Other Flexibility

In decisions it has telegraphed for weeks, the U.S. Department of Education has denied some states’ requests to cancel federally mandated statewide standardized tests for a second consecutive year as they continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 29, 2021 | EdWeek
Alternatives to Standardized Tests During a Pandemic Year

The Biden administration recently decided that all states must conduct standardized tests this year despite significant concerns raised by researchers, policymakers, educators, and families. The decision will provide flawed data, but schools should still take alternative actions to better support their students.

March 24, 2021 | EdWeek
The FCC’s $7 Billion Fund to Address the ‘Homework Gap’: 6 Key Issues to Watch

The Federal Communications Commission has a new $7 billion pot for schools to recoup the costs of paying for student and teacher access to broadband at home — and now the agency must figure out how to distribute the money.

March 23, 2021 | EdWeek