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Teens Are Advocating for Mental Health Days Off School

The decline in the mental health of children and adolescents has led to new laws allowing kids to attend to their own self-care.

August 23, 2021 | New York Times
The Delta Variant in Schools: What to Know

Classrooms are opening their doors to a different pandemic. Here is how to think about risk.

August 2, 2021 | New York Times
Pandemic and Racial Injustice Cause Outsize Harm to Black Students, Study Finds

The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black people, coupled with racial trauma from last summer, will make it harder for Black students to return to classrooms, Teachers College research showed.

July 27, 2021 | New York Times
The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening

The guidance acknowledges that many students have suffered from months of virtual learning.

July 9, 2021 | New York Times
The pandemic affected mental health and college plans for U.S. high schoolers.

Nearly 80 percent of American high school juniors and seniors say the coronavirus pandemic has affected their plans after graduation, and 72 percent of 13- to 19-year-olds have struggled with their mental health, a new survey shows.

June 23, 2021 | New York Times
Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline

President Biden’s proposal calls for community college to be free for all Americans, which may relieve some of the burdens saddling low-income and working-class college students.

April 28, 2021 | New York Times
After a Year of Turmoil, Elite Universities Welcome More Diverse Freshman Classes

The aftermath of the George Floyd protests and a decreased reliance on standardized tests have led to more diverse admissions at elite universities.

April 17, 2021 | New York Times
The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too.

The community colleges largely serving low-income, Black and Latino students are reeling, and experts worry that inequality in education will increase.

April 2, 2021 | New York Times
As Pandemic Upends Teaching, Fewer Students Want to Pursue It

Disruptions to education during the pandemic are turning people away from a profession that was already struggling to attract new recruits.

March 27, 2021 | New York Times
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