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Biden is canceling up to $10K in student loans, $20K for Pell Grant recipients

President Biden announced a sweeping effort to forgive up to $20,000 of federal student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for other qualifying borrowers. Biden also extended the federal student loan payment pause through Dec. 31.

August 24, 2022 | NPR
Few Black men become school psychologists. Here's why that matters

Black men in the U.S. are more likely to be professional football players than public school psychologists. It's a startling statistic. But for Chase McCullum, a Black man who became a school psychologist over a decade ago, it's just reality.

July 29, 2022 | NPR
California law ensures a later start time for middle and high school students

Students and a sleep scientist share their views on a new California law mandating the school day start no earlier than 8 a.m. for middle grades and 8:30 a.m. for high schoolers.

July 9, 2022 | NPR
4 high school students talk mental health and how the pandemic changed them

More than 2 in 5 teens have reported persistently feeling sad or hopeless, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of high school students. Many who were already struggling with trauma or mental health problems before the pandemic were deeply affected by the prolonged isolation.

May 14, 2022 | NPR
Community college enrollment is down, but skilled-trades programs are booming

Since the pandemic began, more than a million students have held off from going to college, opting to work instead. Two-year public schools have been among the hardest hit — they're down about three-quarters of a million students. Skilled-trades programs are the exception.

March 28, 2022 | NPR
Skilled trade programs are booming after college enrollment dropped in the pandemic

College enrollment dropped during the pandemic. But programs in the skilled trades are booming. Elissa Nadworny visits two community colleges where students learn to build houses and fix cars.

March 20, 2022 | NPR
High school students find employers and colleges are trying to recruit them

As higher education and industry in Wisconsin try to adapt to pandemic challenges, the traditional pipeline leading students from high school directly to college is being refined.

March 9, 2022 | NPR
Teachers thought 2021 would be better. Instead, some say it's their toughest year yet

Between COVID cases climbing because of the omicron variant and behavioral issues in the classroom, some teachers are ready to quit while others are breaking down in school bathrooms amid overwhelming pressure.

December 23, 2021 | NPR
Extra learning time is helping these students catch up from COVID interruptions

Districts all over the country are playing catchup to keep students supported after COVID-19 interruptions.

December 21, 2021 | NPR
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