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Students learn best in classrooms, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tells NPR — but "we have to make sure that we're following mitigation strategies."

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It's too soon to say if schools will see a surge, but they do know that kindergartners are entering their first year of school with a wide range of experience.

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Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say

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The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidance for schools on Monday, recommending universal masking for students over the age of 2.

Indiana University's Vaccine Requirement Should Stand, Federal Judge Rules

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A group of students challenged the college's policy, saying it violated their rights to reject medical treatment, among other things.

Nikole Hannah-Jones Chose Howard Over UNC. HBCUs Hope It's The Start Of A New Era

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At historically black colleges and universities, Hannah-Jones' decision is being celebrated as an important step toward redefining which schools should be considered among the most prestigious.

Aspiring Teachers Get New Help Paying For College

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New rules take effect today, completing an overhaul of the once-troubled federal TEACH Grant program that makes it easier for teachers to pay for college.

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A new study finds that girl-centric programs may not be the only effective way to boost girls' school performance in low-income countries.

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This School District Erased All Holiday Names After Dropping Columbus Day

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Some institutions have dropped the name Columbus Day or switched to celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day. One New Jersey school district came up with a new solution: eliminate all holiday names.

Spring Numbers Show 'Dramatic' Drop In College Enrollment

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Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. "It's really the end of a truly frightening year for higher education," one researcher says.

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Colorado Becomes First State To Ban Legacy College Admissions

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Colorado has become the first state to do away legacy admissions in public colleges. The governor also ended a requirement that public colleges consider SAT or ACT scores for freshmen.

'Dear Son': How A Mom's Letter Inspired A Graduation Speech — From Prison

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A student who has been incarcerated for more than 10 years delivers a graduation speech about forgiveness, perseverance and making the most of a future he sees as rich with potential.

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NYC Schools Chancellor Says Her Message To Parents Is Simple: Schools Are Safe

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The largest U.S. school district will reopen this fall with no option for virtual classes. Chancellor Meisha Porter says 70,000 employees have already been vaccinated, "and we need our children back."

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New York City Schools Will Fully Reopen With No Remote Option This Fall

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It's unclear how the nation's largest school district will be able to accommodate 100% of its students in person under current social distancing guidelines.

Schools Are Dropping Mask Requirements, But A New CDC Study Suggests They Shouldn't

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Several governors have recently banned mask requirements in schools. But a new CDC study shows COVID-19 spreads less in schools where teachers and staff wear masks.

The Case For Universal Pre-K Just Got Stronger

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A new study looks at the effects of government-funded preschool in Boston and finds big benefits for kids.

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The Democratic Senators are introducing a bill that would make pandemic-related food benefits for college students permanent, and create grants for colleges to address hunger.