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Middle school is always hard — and the pandemic made it worse. Here’s what these kids need now.

Middle school has long been difficult for young people to navigate, in part because children are becoming adolescents and social pressures increase. Add to that complications — grief, mental health issues, etc. — brought on by the pandemic, and middle school right now may be more difficult than ever.

November 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Minority teens more likely than White teens to say graduating from college is important, according to Washington Post-Ipsos poll

Nearly 9 in 10 minority teens ages 14 to 18 said graduating from college is “very” or “fairly” important, compared with 75 percent of their White peers, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll.

November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Will that college degree pay off? A look at some of the numbers

New data about cost of higher education and the income of graduates has become publicly accessible.

November 1, 2021 | Washington Post
What happened to America’s teens when coronavirus disrupted high school?

Nearly half of teens said the pandemic had a negative impact on their academics.

October 29, 2021 | Washington Post
‘This is a crisis’: Tens of thousands of children affected by pandemic-related deaths of parents

New study estimates 140,000 children have experienced the death of a caregiver due to covid or other causes in excess of what occurs in a typical year.

October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
The post-pandemic future of college? It’s on campus and online.

Students are back, but their classes are a remarkable mix of virtual and in person.

September 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Cure for loss of SAT/ACT tests: Stop banning high school kids from college courses

We’ll improve college readiness if we let everyone take AP or IB, argues Jay Matthews.

September 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Biden administration ends waiver limiting audits of students applying for financial aid

Weeks after relaxing its audit of college students relying on federal grants and loans to pay for this academic year, the Education Department said it will resume the process for the following term.

August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Educators nationwide completely reimagined summer school this summer. It could signal a new era.

The overarching aim of this year’s summer schooling was to start repairing learning loss suffered during the coronavirus pandemic — a toll that fell heaviest on students of color, students with disabilities and those whose first language is not English.

August 27, 2021 | Washington Post