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Schools Cancel Classes to Give Teachers and Students Mental-Health Days

School districts nationwide are canceling classes for what they are calling mental-health days, saying students and staff need the breaks to handle the pressure of returning to school during the Covid-19 pandemic.

November 25, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
Summer School Gets Makeover, Thanks to Stimulus Cash

Refreshed programs help students catch up academically and get them back to campus after the pandemic year.

July 6, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
Graduation Rate Expected to Stall This Year at Some High Schools

Some larger school districts expect graduation rates to stall or fall because many seniors struggled during online learning, even as states and schools nationwide have dialed back graduation requirements to account for hardships brought by the pandemic.

June 5, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
Summer Jobs for Teens Make a Comeback—But Not All Types

It's easy to find a gig as a lifeguard. Demand is high for work in child care and food service, too. But teens and young adults are finding more competition for paid internships.

May 9, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
New Analysis Seeks to Guide Educators on Reopening Schools

A review of 130 studies on school reopenings world-wide says officials must weigh long-term impacts of school closures on children.

March 11, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
Covid-19 Upended Schools. How Much Has Education Suffered?

Data from two testing programs used widely by U.S. public schools show students' progress has lagged, particularly in math.

February 24, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
Covid-19 Forces Vocational Schools to Adjust

CTE educators are adapting to continue bringing high-quality technical education to students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 3, 2021 | Wall Street Journal