Early on in the pandemic, educators were the ones put to the test. There's lots of ongoing challenges facing schools as some teachers head into the summer unsure if they’ll return to work.
Texas is set to become the latest GOP-controlled state to ban the teaching of critical race theory in school, and the bill's main author says the move would have been approved by Martin Luther King Jr.
Vaccine mandates raise a number of logistical and ethical issues, but supporters say it's worth the effort to keep campuses safe in the fall.
The share of school districts continuing to offer virtual-only instruction to students fell below 10 percent for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to statistics compiled by the data firm Burbio.
President Biden has called for moving teachers to the top tier of vaccine eligibility to help schools open. Would doing so be a mistake?
A public charter school in Utah sparked controversy over the weekend after announcing that parents could “exercise their civil rights” and opt their children out of the school’s Black History Month curriculum. After widespread backlash, it’s walking back this decision.
Evidence suggests that schools can be reopened without causing major coronavirus outbreaks. But there are still a number of forces keeping students out of the classroom.
Evidence is already emerging that online learning is leading to an education gap, one that is almost certainly growing wider by the week.
Students at colleges across the country are demanding tuition be reduced because classes are being held online. Schools say any discount would cripple them financially.
Parents across the country are creating learning pods to avoid the risks of in-person schooling and make up for the shortcomings of distance learning. Are pods a smart solution, or do they leave too many kids behind?
A Michigan teen sits in a juvenile detention center because she didn't do her online schoolwork.
The debate over whether schools should reopen in the fall has reached a new level of urgency as start dates for schools across the country grow closer. Do the benefits of bringing kids back to campus outweigh the health risks?
Universities across the country are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to hold in-person classes in the fall. Is bringing students back worth the risk of an on-campus outbreak?
Most schools in the country are closed for the rest of the school year. What steps need to be taken for them to be ready to welcome students back in the fall?
With schools and testing sites closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, testing companies are scrambling to make alternative arrangements for administering exams such as the SAT and the ACT.
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.’s decision to reopen the school this week was met with wide-ranging reactions. While many critics feel Falwell is endangering the lives of students and faculty, others think it was the right decision.
As the coronavirus pandemic causes school closures, educators nationwide are moving classes online. Is the learning method effective?
Newly crowned Miss USA Cheslie Kryst had a quick answer when asked if she would have competed in the pageant under President Trump’s ownership: “I’m not sure.”
About 2 million aspiring college students take the SAT every year, and soon their results will include more than whether they correctly answered the test questions. The College Board, which runs the SAT, announced it will start giving a new metric to colleges that provides context for a student's educational and socioeconomic background. The number — widely being referred to as an "adversity score" — will consider factors about a student's neighborhood and school, such as average income level, crime rate and education level.
In what a federal prosecutor called “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” dozens of people were charged in a bribery scheme to cheat on SAT and ACT entrance exams and buy admission to elite schools for the children of wealthy parents. Through payments disguised as donations, parents involved in the cheating scandal paid between $250,000 and $400,000 per student to its “mastermind,” William Singer, who then laundered the money through his college counseling service to bribe college officials and coaches.
At a House hearing, Democrats argued for more money to fix crumbling schools while Republicans said more charter schools are needed to give students choices.
An ad produced by a political action committee supporting Bill Nelson claims the Florida governor cut funding to education while giving tax breaks to the rich.
There are about 20,000 ob-gyns in the U.S., but nearly half of U.S. counties lack an ob-gyns, according to the American College of Nurse- Midwives. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects the U.S. could face a shortage of up to 8,000 ob-gyns by 2020 and 22,000 by 2050.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”