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What I Learned During the Pandemic

17 students share thoughts on their schools, their teachers, their families, and their countries.

March 16, 2021 | Washington Post
The futility of standardized testing in a crazy pandemic year

Wayne Au, professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington at Bothell, argues against standardized testing during distance learning and COVID-19.

March 16, 2021 | Washington Post
How the pandemic is reshaping education

The coronavirus pandemic upended almost every aspect of school at once. It was not just the move from classrooms to computer screens. It tested basic ideas about instruction, attendance, testing, funding, the role of technology and the human connections that hold it all together. A year later, a rethinking is underway, with a growing sense that some changes may last.

March 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Community colleges at a crossroads: Enrollment is plummeting, but political clout is growing

Community colleges have been facing a devastating enrollment decline. However, they now have an ally in the White House in Dr. Jill Biden.

March 2, 2021 | Washington Post
As admissions season descends, warning signs appear for low-income applicants

Fewer low-income, first-generation, Black and Hispanic students are applying to college for the coming year than in the past, while their wealthier classmates have been less affected by the restrictions imposed in response to covid-19.

February 19, 2021 | Washington Post