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For Black Americans, teaching about systemic racism is more urgent than ever

For many Black educators and students, teaching about race has never felt more important after the Buffalo massacre.

May 20, 2022 | Washington Post
States are mandating Asian American history lessons to stop bigotry

As anti-Asian attacks surge nationwide, a movement is hoping to combat hate with history, pushing states to require lessons on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in public schools.

May 20, 2022 | Washington Post
One little firm’s bizarre mix of college counseling and deep research

A company is helping students understand how to work on and develop grad-school level projects, allowing them to impress selective colleges.

April 17, 2022 | Washington Post
Colleges scramble to recruit students as nationwide enrollment plunges

Hundreds of thousands have left college amid pandemic turmoil and the lure of jobs.

March 31, 2022 | Washington Post
‘A cry for help’: CDC warns of a steep decline in teen mental health

More than 25% of young people told the CDC they felt "persistently sad or hopeless."

March 31, 2022 | Washington Post
Teachers abandon letter grades in search of a fairer way

Instructors typically penalize children for late, incomplete or sloppy work, finding many opportunities (via homework and incremental tests) throughout the semester to do so, scholars say. These strictures, studies have shown, unfairly privilege one type of student — the kind with means, a supportive family, good nutrition, mental well-being and a peaceable home life — over others who may work after school, have a defective laptop or lack a desk and a quiet space to spit-shine their school work every night.

February 28, 2022 | Washington Post
Drop in college enrollment threatens to cause long-term economic, social consequences

A sharp and persistent decline in the number of Americans going to college — down by nearly a million since the start of the pandemic, according to newly released figures, and by nearly 3 million over the last decade — could alter American society for the worse.

January 22, 2022 | Washington Post
Students, seeing lax coronavirus protocols, walk out and call in sick to protest in-person classes

Nearly two years since the coronavirus hit, the adults — parents, teachers, administrators, politicians — have spent a lot of time and energy fighting over what schooling in a pandemic should look like. Now, for the first time in large numbers, students are rising up and demanding that they get a say, too.

January 14, 2022 | Washington Post
Oakland students threaten to boycott classes unless school district meets covid demands

Students from the Oakland Unified School District have threatened to strike and not attend in-person classes unless the California district reverts to remote learning or complies with a list of health and testing demands that include KN95 masks for each student, more testing and expanded outdoor space for lunchtime.

January 11, 2022 | Washington Post