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What the American Rescue Plan Means for Schools

The COVID-19 relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March can be used on anything from education technology to mental health services in order to help address the needs of students and educators.

April 5, 2021 | EdWeek
Pandemic reduces number of high school students taking dual enrollment courses

The trend could make college cost more and take longer, assuming that students even go.

April 3, 2021 | Hechinger Report
The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too.

The community colleges largely serving low-income, Black and Latino students are reeling, and experts worry that inequality in education will increase.

April 2, 2021 | New York Times
Local assessments an option if statewide tests aren't viable during pandemic, California officials signal

California education officials have been told verbally that the state may not need to submit a waiver application to the U.S. Department of Education, thus opening the door for more flexibility this spring when it comes to standardized testing, as school districts continue to navigate reopening plans during the pandemic.

April 2, 2021 | EdSource
Confronting a Cascading Crisis

Higher education must help ensure that K-12 students, after a year of school closures and other significant challenges, don’t fall irreparably behind, writes Sian L. Beilock.

April 1, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
High School Seniors Ask, 'What Will College Look Like Next Fall?'

Ayiana Davis Polen at Spelman College in Atlanta and Adam Ahmad at the University of California, Berkeley share their freshmen experiences during COVID-19.

April 1, 2021 | NPR
Half of California bachelor’s degrees are awarded by Cal State, report says

The California State University, the largest four-year university system in the nation, is showing off the scale of its impact: More than 100,000 job-ready graduates every year, $27 billion of economic activity stimulated annually, and a seven-fold return on every dollar that the state invests.

April 1, 2021 | Los Angeles Times