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