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Students are back, but their classes are a remarkable mix of virtual and in person.
We’ll improve college readiness if we let everyone take AP or IB, argues Jay Matthews.
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.
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.
These 14-18 year olds are coming of age amid a pandemic, racial justice protests and political hostility, but remain optimistic about their own lives.
Companies needing better-skilled workers also benefit from programs that teach those specific skills.
"De-tracking" aims to improve math education for all, while reducing racial segregation in classrooms.
The Energy Department will direct $17.3 million to support research and internship opportunities, with a focus on increasing the number of students of color in science, technology, engineering and math fields, Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
The latest hiring numbers show encouraging signs that women are returning to the labor force, but major struggles remain for men and women without college degrees.