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‘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
Weary of turmoil and division, most teens still voice faith in future, Post-Ipsos poll finds

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.

August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Business partnerships with community colleges help funnel workers into jobs

Companies needing better-skilled workers also benefit from programs that teach those specific skills.

July 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Can honors and regular students learn math together? A new approach argues yes.

"De-tracking" aims to improve math education for all, while reducing racial segregation in classrooms.

June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Energy Department awards $17.3 million in research funding, targets students of color

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.

May 3, 2021 | Washington Post