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These 4 Schools Created Outdoor Classrooms. Take a Look.

Published 11/20/2020 06:16 PM

To combat the coronavirus, schools across America moved students outdoors. Here’s a look at four new learning environments.

5 College Journalists Report From Campus Quarantines

Published 10/26/2020 06:10 PM

Faced with soaring coronavirus caseloads, some universities told students to “stay put” for 14 days. College journalists report from their quarantined campuses.

How a 2nd-Grade Class Sent a Science Experiment to Space

Published 10/13/2020 02:58 PM

“Any school district now that affords football can afford spaceflight.”

The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?

Published 10/06/2020 11:19 AM

The pandemic is a new setback for women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.

Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants

Published 12/05/2020 02:24 AM

More problems arise as the Census Bureau rushes to compile information needed for apportionment before President Trump leaves office.

Reopening Schools Before a Children’s Vaccine

Published 12/04/2020 05:50 PM

Experts say we may not need to wait.

Up to 30 Million in U.S. Have the Skills to Earn 70% More, Researchers Say

Published 12/03/2020 03:39 PM

The findings point to the potential of upward mobility for people without a college degree.

El nuevo examen para la ciudadanía estadounidense es más largo y complicado

Published 12/03/2020 05:46 PM

Los críticos dicen que la nueva prueba es más compleja para quienes están aprendiendo inglés. Además incluye preguntas más matizadas y destaca temas como los derechos de los estados y la guerra de Vietnam.

New U.S. Citizenship Test Is Longer and More Difficult

Published 12/03/2020 08:00 AM

Critics say the new test is harder for English learners. It features more nuanced questions and highlights such issues as states’ rights and the Vietnam War.

Pantyhose and Trash Bags: How Music Programs Are Surviving in the Pandemic

Published 12/03/2020 07:58 PM

Concerned about spreading the virus through instruments or singing, student music groups are finding innovative ways to perform together.

Why School Districts Are Bringing Back Younger Children First

Published 12/01/2020 12:31 AM

New York City became the highest-profile example when Mayor de Blasio said elementary schools would reopen starting Dec. 7.

Reopening Whiplash in New York City

Published 11/30/2020 05:49 PM

Schools will reopen as abruptly as they closed — but only for some.

Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Published 12/03/2020 08:01 PM

Teacher burnout could erode instructional quality, stymie working parents and hinder the reopening of the economy.

Ransomware Attack Closes Baltimore County Public Schools

Published 11/30/2020 01:04 AM

The attack, first discovered late Tuesday, disrupted the district’s websites and remote learning programs, as well as its grading and email systems, officials said.

Week in the Life of a Baltimore School Getting Back to Class

Published 11/30/2020 06:51 PM

As school districts diverge on handling the pandemic, Baltimore City Public Schools are slowly trying to get students back in the classroom. It has not been easy, but neither has remote learning.

The Exquisite Angst of Applying to College in a Deeply Anxious Year

Published 11/27/2020 05:49 PM

The pandemic has changed everything about the stressful admissions process, adding even more strain on students.

N.J. Governor Wants Schools Open. Local Officials Have Other Ideas.

Published 11/26/2020 10:00 AM

The tensions point to the difficulty governors across the Northeast have had in persuading districts to reopen — decisions that often require school boards to buck powerful unions.

Edward P. Lazear, Economist and Presidential Adviser, Dies at 72

Published 11/30/2020 04:21 PM

He was a widely respected labor economist at Stanford who led President George W. Bush’s economic council during the financial crisis.

A Looming Drinksgiving Disaster

Published 11/25/2020 05:33 PM

Thanksgiving Eve could be a super-spreading event.

The Future Was Supposed to Be Better Than This

Published 11/25/2020 10:00 AM

Thanksgiving — like the rest of life — just isn’t the same through a screen.

How I Learned C#: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/04/2020 02:35 PM

You can build almost anything after you learn C#. But first, pick a manageable task and tackle it head-on.

How to Learn Python: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/23/2020 07:04 PM

If you want to learn Python, a number of free or low-cost resources can help you get started.

Learn German: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/23/2020 02:58 PM

Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to learn German.

What Data Analysis Is and the Skills Needed to Succeed

Published 11/23/2020 01:51 PM

Use the tools and techniques of data analysis to make sense of mountains of information.

What to Know About Udacity

Published 11/20/2020 05:41 PM

Udacity’s courses and nanodegree programs focus on technology and innovation.

What Data Visualization Is and How to Get Started In This Field

Published 11/17/2020 04:29 PM

You don’t need a data science or business analysis degree to learn data visualization.

How to Get a Microsoft Office Certification: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/13/2020 09:25 PM

A Microsoft Office Certification tells employers that you’re skilled at using Microsoft applications.

Learn Statistics to Unlock Data and Analytics Career Opportunities

Published 11/13/2020 05:34 PM

There are many ways to learn statistics for data and analytics careers.

What to Know About LinkedIn Learning

Published 11/12/2020 05:12 PM

LinkedIn Learning users can take video-based courses to learn in-demand job skills.

How to Start Learning C++: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/11/2020 02:45 PM

A wealth of resources can help you learn C++, one of the most popular programming languages.

What Business Analytics Is and How to Get Started in This Field

Published 11/10/2020 04:41 PM

Learning business analytics could help you make better decisions for your business.

Learn Tableau to Jump-Start Your Data and Visualization Projects: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/06/2020 05:36 PM

Learning Tableau could boost your career prospects.

What to Know About MasterClass

Published 11/05/2020 10:32 PM

MasterClass courses are delivered by renowned artists and masters of their craft.

How to Learn English : A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/05/2020 09:30 PM

You have plenty of options for learning English, regardless of how you hope to use the language.

How to Learn Machine Learning A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/02/2020 06:42 PM

These resources can help you learn machine learning at a beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

Become a Full-Stack Developer: How I Did It

Published 10/30/2020 09:45 PM

Full-stack developers build software and have a firm grip on front-end and back-end services.

Quickstart Guide to Learn QuickBooks

Published 10/30/2020 09:14 PM

Learn QuickBooks to land a job in accounting, start a bookkeeping service or manage your own small business.

Top Business Skills for Success on the Job

Published 10/29/2020 06:55 PM

Improving your business skills will help you succeed in your career.

What to Know About edX

Published 10/29/2020 05:34 PM

EdX offers online degrees and certificate programs.

How to Learn Korean: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/23/2020 09:13 PM

Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to learn Korean.

What to Know About Udemy

Published 10/23/2020 09:08 PM

Udemy users can take online courses on a variety of subjects or teach courses of their own.

How to Learn SEO: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/23/2020 04:33 PM

Learn how to use search engines like Google to optimize your content.

How to Become an Interior Designer: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/16/2020 09:36 PM

Learning how to become an interior designer can enable you to use your creativity in your career.

How to Learn Finance as a Beginner: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/16/2020 07:07 PM

Find out how to learn finance to launch your career in this field.

How to Learn Chinese : A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/15/2020 09:18 PM

Learning Chinese could help advance your career.

How to Become a Web Developer: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/13/2020 04:19 PM

Learn modern web development practices and choose an area of expertise.

What to Know About Coursera

Published 09/16/2020 09:23 PM

Coursera users can earn professional certificates or even college degrees online.

How to Learn JavaScript: A U.S. News Guide

Published 09/02/2020 02:36 PM

This collection of resources can help you learn JavaScript at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

How to Learn Excel: A U.S. News Guide

Published 08/28/2020 02:30 PM

Learn Excel with free resources and paid courses to go from beginner to superuser.

What to Know About K-12 Online Schools

Published 08/27/2020 08:22 PM

K-12 online schools might be a good option for some families during the 2020-2021 school year.

How to Learn Product Management: A U.S. News Guide

Published 08/11/2020 10:26 PM

Learn how to become a product manager and advance in your career.

Coronavirus and Schools: What Parents Should Know for the Fall

Published 08/06/2020 03:58 PM

Planning and flexibility are key as students go back to school.

Find an Online Tutor

Published 07/24/2020 09:26 PM

Online tutoring can give your student structure if school has moved online.

How to Learn SQL: A U.S. News Guide

Published 07/24/2020 07:09 PM

You don’t have to be a programmer to learn SQL for datasets.

How to Learn Digital Marketing: A U.S. News Guide

Published 07/14/2020 08:58 PM

Learn digital marketing for a variety of platforms and choose a type to specialize in.

How to Learn Graphic Design: A U.S. News Guide

Published 07/07/2020 04:02 PM

Learn graphic design skills online and gain practical experience while creating portfolio pieces.

Online Summer Classes Discounted for Coronavirus

Published 06/24/2020 05:01 PM

These online platforms provide classes like Introduction to Computer Science and The Science of Well-Being for free or at a low cost.

How to Learn Data Science: A U.S. News Guide

Published 06/04/2020 06:11 PM

An array of free and low-cost classes allow you to learn data science skills on your own time.

Project Management Courses: A U.S. News Guide

Published 05/27/2020 08:30 PM

Courses in project management prepare you for certifications that differentiate you from your peers.

Find an ACT Tutor

Published 05/21/2020 07:54 PM

Find an ACT tutor who will give your student the confidence and strategies to succeed.

Find an SAT Tutor

Published 05/21/2020 07:15 PM

Free SAT test prep options are available, but some parents may opt to hire a tutor to help their child study.

How to Learn Spanish: A U.S. News Guide

Published 05/15/2020 10:41 PM

Find the best way to learn Spanish for your budget and learning style.

Finding a High School Tutor

Published 05/12/2020 06:38 PM

Discover how to find the right high school tutor for your student. Explore in-home, online & free services to help make the right decision. Learn more.

Financial Literacy for College Students

Published 04/15/2020 08:32 PM

Improve your financial literacy while in college. Learn how to budget, pick up the basics of credit, saving and investing.

College Road Trip: Indiana

Published 08/13/2010 07:50 PM

College Road Trip: California

Published 08/13/2010 07:40 PM

College Road Trip: Georgia

Published 08/13/2010 07:11 PM

Improving Instruction on Instruction in Education Grad Schools

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Few schools prepare teachers for life in the classroom, research shows.

The New Doctors in the House

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How nurses are evolving into far bigger roles at hospitals.

Bringing Better Health to Rural America

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

The nation's small towns need more physicians, and med schools aim to fill the gap.

The Science Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate programs in the sciences

Business School: Teaching More Than Work Ethic

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Tomorrow's corporate leaders are learning business skills and social values at B-schools.

The Business School Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate business schools

Bitten by the Green Design Bug

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Engineering students flock to sustainable design, and schools aim for green waters.

Colleges Where Need for Aid Can Hurt Admission Odds

Published 03/23/2010 03:22 PM

See which schools are most likely to admit and you and give you financial aid.

Government Helps Low-Income Grad Students Pay for School

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Loans to be capped at 15 percent of income, and those entering public service may get loans forgiven.

Medical Schools Fight the War Against Disease

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Epidemiologists go straight to the source, then sift their data one clue at a time.

Business Schools Look for Different Kinds of Students

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Admissions offices are pursuing more women and minority candidates.

Aerospace Engineering Searches for New Talent

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

As more baby boomers reach retirement, demand for qualified graduates is on the rise.

Picking the Right School for an Education Grad Degree

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Is it more important to go to a great school or a school near where you want to teach?

How Technology Is Changing the Medical Profession

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Clinical practice guidelines, electronic medical records, and population science are revolutionary.

America's Best Colleges: Most International Students

Published 03/17/2009 04:06 PM

The percent of undergraduates who are international.

America's Best Colleges: Freshman Retention Rates

Published 03/17/2009 04:01 PM

The average proportion of freshmen who return the following fall.

America's Best Colleges: Economic Diversity Among Top Schools

Published 03/17/2009 03:52 PM

Percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants at the Top 25 schools.

America's Best Colleges: Economic Diversity

Published 03/17/2009 03:44 PM

Percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants.

America's Best Colleges: Best Values

Published 03/17/2009 03:39 PM

These colleges give the best bang for your buck.

Cheaper, Bigger, and Cooler Student Loans

Published 07/01/2008 05:58 PM

New federal standards ease some of the financial pressure for students and their parents.

Colleges Drop Their Loan Programs

Published 04/17/2008 06:10 PM

Administrators at more than 250 public colleges have opted out of the Stafford loan program.

The Impact of the Virginia Tech Attack

Published 04/17/2008 05:59 PM

One consequence of the attack is the increased speed with which colleges respond to threats.

Cuts in European-Language Studies

Published 04/17/2008 05:43 PM

As more students study Arabic and Chinese, European-language departments are suffering cutbacks.

Hot Tips for Law School Students

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Specialization isn't the only way to gain practical know-how in law school.

Hot Tips for a Graduate Degree in Education

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Smart Choices Special Ed. The number of teachers in this specialty is forecast to rise almost 15% by 2016. At some schools (e.g., Vanderbilt...

New Ways to Get a Degree in Education

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Options include salaried training, condensed course, and flexible schedules.

Getting Business School Skills While in Law School

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Law school students can choose joint programs and special courses.

Changes for the GRE Exam This Fall

Published 09/12/2007 08:44 PM

The fill-in-the-blank questions get trickier, and some questions don't give any choices at all.

Playing Your Cards Right

Published 09/07/2007 05:44 PM

The stakes in the financial aid game are higher than ever.

Loans Are as Tricky as Ever

Published 09/07/2007 05:39 PM

Colleges break links with lenders but now give less guidance.

The New Rules of Finding Aid

Published 09/07/2007 05:28 PM

Codes of conduct and pending legislation are changing loan options for students and parents.

Nickel and Diming Your Kids to College

Published 09/07/2007 05:23 PM

Small rebates from retailers are just another way parents can fund ever expanding 529 plans.

Learning Economics 101

Published 09/07/2007 05:16 PM

Schools expect students to work part time. So do parents.

How to 'Leverage' Your Aid

Published 09/07/2007 05:03 PM

You can get more dough by pitting schools against one another.

SAT Scores Drop for the Second Year in a Row

Published 08/28/2007 04:41 PM

The College Board reports a gender gap in the writing section and a rise in students with disabilities.

Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

Published 12/16/2010 10:22 PM

Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund

Published 12/13/2010 03:27 PM

Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

International Student Assessment

Published 12/07/2010 06:15 PM

"Being average in reading and science—and below average in math—is not nearly good enough," Secretary Duncan said in response to results from the Program for International Student Assessment.

Passage of the Child Nutrition Bill

Published 12/03/2010 11:52 AM

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will "help schools fight our country's childhood obesity epidemic and give students access to the nutritional food they need to help them learn," Secretary Duncan said.

Grants to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

Published 11/23/2010 02:24 PM

ED announced grants to higher education institutions that serve Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

Assessment Board Members Named

Published 11/17/2010 04:09 PM

Secretary Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the Nation's Report Card.

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Published 11/16/2010 10:25 PM

Please let us know what you think of this news feed.

Education Department Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January

Published 12/04/2020 11:42 PM

Congress hit pause on federal student loan payments in the CARES Act. The latest extension of this relief will last until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Role Of Teachers Unions In The Push To Reopen Classrooms

Published 12/04/2020 08:52 PM

In the pandemic-centered debate over school reopenings, teachers unions have been standing up with strike threats, legal actions and protests. Critics say this action has nothing to do with education.

Baratunde Thurston: How To Citizen

Published 12/04/2020 03:03 PM

This year's election saw historic voter turnout. But in a divided democracy, how else can we commit to our civic duties? This hour, Baratunde Thurston joins Manoush with ideas on how to citizen.

5 Things We've Learned About Virtual School In 2020

Published 12/04/2020 10:00 AM

Most schooling has been offered online this semester. Teachers are working hard to improve that experience, but many students are still left behind.

Enrollment By International Students In U.S. Colleges Plummets

Published 12/02/2020 11:01 AM

The pandemic is a major reason, but the number of international students has been falling for years.

In 2020, Number Of International Students In U.S. Dropped By 16%, New Data Show

Published 12/01/2020 08:51 PM

The number of international students studying in the U.S. has plummeted 16% this year. Some experts worry it may affect higher education in terms of both the learning environment and revenue.

Submit To The Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition

Published 12/01/2020 12:00 PM

Submit here for the Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition

NPR's Student Podcast Challenge Opens For College Students!

Published 12/01/2020 11:00 AM

NPR's Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition opens today! The contest closes on Feb. 15, 2021.

New Report Offers Clearest Picture Yet Of Pandemic Impact On Student Learning

Published 12/01/2020 10:00 AM

A new report offers the clearest picture yet of pandemic learning loss among U.S. students. But researchers warn that many of the nation's most vulnerable children aren't represented in the new data.

Students In Southern Oregon Show Signs Of Stress After Catastrophic Wildfire

Published 11/30/2020 08:51 PM

Hundreds of students in southern Oregon lost their homes to a wildfire. Some are showing signs of extreme stress, causing school leaders to consider resuming in-person classes to help them.

Virtual Charter Schools Are Booming, Despite A Checkered Reputation

Published 11/30/2020 10:00 AM

For-profit virtual charter schools have been dogged by complaints of low student performance, fraud and waste. Still, many are seeing a pandemic-induced enrollment surge.

New York City Schools Will Reopen With New COVID-19 Testing Protocol

Published 11/30/2020 01:38 AM

On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the nation's largest school district will begin a phased reopening on Dec. 7.

Ransomware Stalls Online Learning In Baltimore School District

Published 11/25/2020 08:55 PM

A ransomware attack has shut down schools in Maryland's Baltimore County system. All online learning came to a standstill Wednesday when hackers locked down the school district's computer systems.

What Biden Administration Can Do To Help Americans Pay Off Student Loans

Published 11/25/2020 08:55 PM

Student debt is a major barrier for many people when it comes to buying a house, switching careers or starting a family. NPR discusses how President-elect Biden might help Americans with this debt.

More Kids Are Getting COVID-19, Kentucky Pediatrician Says

Published 11/23/2020 10:53 PM

Elizabeth Hawse, a pediatrician in Lexington, Ky., says she's seen a big increase in the number of children testing positive for the coronavirus. The governor has shut schools' in-person classes.

Is Trump really going to run for president again in 2024?

Published 12/03/2020 02:33 PM

EU extends ban on Pakistan's airline from flying to Europe

Published 12/04/2020 03:51 PM

Brexit: How trade deal talks went from optimism to the brink

Published 12/04/2020 09:06 PM

Biden asked Fauci to be his chief medical advisor, and Fauci said yes 'on the spot'

Published 12/04/2020 12:27 PM

U.S. economy adds 245,000 jobs in November, a 'red flag that momentum is waning'

Published 12/04/2020 02:43 PM

Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s MAGA-Loving Defense Team Implodes

Published 12/04/2020 10:01 PM

Army Corps withdraws plan to charge for reservoir water

Published 12/04/2020 05:58 PM

China creating 'biologically enhanced soldiers', claims US intelligence chief

Published 12/04/2020 05:34 PM

Georgia GOP Lt. Gov. is ‘embarrassed’ by misinformation surrounding election integrity in his state

Published 12/03/2020 09:34 PM

Climate change: UK aim of 68% emissions cut a 'colossal challenge'

Published 12/04/2020 04:37 PM

What Trump is doing isn't politics. It's something much worse.

Published 12/04/2020 10:45 AM

Tennessee inmate’s execution put on hold due to COVID-19

Published 12/03/2020 10:25 PM

Ghislaine Maxwell’s prison hit with Covid outbreak

Published 12/04/2020 08:10 AM

What has brought India's farmers to the streets?

Published 12/04/2020 01:44 PM

Pelosi says she supports a smaller coronavirus stimulus now because Biden won the election

Published 12/04/2020 06:08 PM

First Rohingya refugees arrive at isolated Bangladesh island

Published 12/04/2020 04:16 AM

Giuliani’s witness at voter fraud hearing just got off probation for computer crime, reports say

Published 12/04/2020 07:51 PM

Her #MeToo trial's making history in China and sparking rare solidarity

Published 12/04/2020 09:23 AM

Attorney for Jared Kushner and a Trump fundraiser investigated by DOJ in alleged bribery-for-pardon scheme

Published 12/04/2020 04:24 AM

Lebanon's Hezbollah suing those accusing it of port blast

Published 12/04/2020 12:07 PM

Trevor Noah Calls Out ‘Hypocrite’ Democratic Politicians for Breaking COVID Rules

Published 12/04/2020 06:07 AM

China's Chang'e-5 mission leaves Moon's surface

Published 12/04/2020 03:02 PM

Trump news - live: Press chief quits in apparent nod to defeat, as Murdoch appears to turn on president

Published 12/04/2020 07:02 AM

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker goes into exile, plans to travel to UK

Published 12/03/2020 01:11 PM

White House communications director Alyssa Farah resigns

Published 12/04/2020 03:12 AM

As Confederate statues fall and protests arise, civil rights museums are key to explaining why

Published 12/04/2020 10:00 AM

Trump blames ‘Democrat’ postal service for loss even though it’s led by GOP megadonor

Published 12/04/2020 10:01 PM

After being fined by US, Hyundai recalls more vehicles

Published 12/04/2020 12:19 PM

Obama joins moderate Democrats to criticize 'Defund the police' movement

Published 12/03/2020 11:04 AM

Turkey offers bounty for capture of poisonous toadfish wreaking havoc in Mediterranean

Published 12/04/2020 09:41 AM

House of Representatives passes marijuana legalization bill

Published 12/04/2020 06:31 PM

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Published 12/05/2020 12:36 AM

Insider Transportation: The tricky math of Starlink subscriptions, Tesla's missing millions, and more

Published 12/04/2020 03:43 PM

Healthy Scots warned they may not get Covid vaccine doses until second half of 2021

Published 12/04/2020 03:20 PM

Fact check: Strict lockdowns, experimental vaccine helped China recover from COVID-19

Published 12/04/2020 08:58 PM

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

Published 12/04/2020 09:27 PM

‘Few lawsuits breathe more lies than this one’: Judge eviscerates Sidney Powell election lawsuit

Published 12/04/2020 07:26 PM

Nevada GOP senior adviser on the president slamming election irregularities

Published 12/03/2020 02:42 PM

A Japanese spacecraft is about to send a 'treasure box' of asteroid dust plummeting to Earth. Watch the sample return live.

Published 12/04/2020 08:55 PM

Coronavirus: Is India's test and tracing strategy working?

Published 12/04/2020 09:48 AM

Judge: Trump administration must take new DACA applications

Published 12/05/2020 12:20 AM

Who Is Kamala Harris’ husband: Meet Douglas Emhoff, the lawyer who will be America’s first Second Gentleman

Published 12/04/2020 08:18 PM

China is massively expanding its weather-modification program, saying it will be able to cover half the country in artificial rain and snow by 2025

Published 12/04/2020 12:49 PM

Miami-Dade sees surprise entries in contest to win a County Commission appointment

Published 12/03/2020 10:57 PM

Saudi Arabia says end to yearslong Qatar boycott 'in reach'

Published 12/04/2020 09:29 AM

Worlds align this winter solstice: Look for Jupiter, Saturn in skies this December

Published 12/04/2020 03:23 PM

When the Arecibo telescope collapsed, the world lost a powerful asteroid tracker and alien seeker

Published 12/03/2020 08:55 PM

'Bye-bye Betsy DeVos': Bernie Sanders, AOC take shots at DeVos in her final month as Education Secretary

Published 12/03/2020 11:06 PM

Pence's political future hinges on how he leads the White House Coronavirus Task Force

Published 12/04/2020 11:30 AM

Cheesecake Factory settles with SEC over 'false' filings

Published 12/04/2020 05:15 PM

Student travel: 'A relief to get back home'

Published 12/03/2020 01:59 PM

The "student travel window" has opened allowing students to start heading home for Christmas.

Top teacher wins $1m and gives half away

Published 12/03/2020 12:08 PM

An Indian village school teacher wins the Global Teacher Prize and shares the award with runners-up.

Coronavirus: University teaching to move online from 9 December

Published 12/04/2020 07:52 AM

The move will allow students in Northern Ireland to take Covid-19 tests and return home for Christmas.

How to actually concentrate and do some online uni

Published 12/04/2020 12:51 AM

"It's so hard to concentrate because the lecturers can't see you."

Covid in Scotland: No extension to Scottish school Christmas holidays

Published 12/03/2020 01:31 PM

The country's education secretary confirms that the Christmas holiday dates will not change.

GCSEs and A-levels: Extra measures 'to ensure fair exams next summer'

Published 12/03/2020 03:21 PM

There will be more generous grading in next year's GCSEs and A-levels in England to help those age groups.

Covid: Some students not back until February next term

Published 12/02/2020 08:38 PM

Universities in England are staggering the return of students after Christmas over five weeks.

Ofsted points to total school disruption in some areas

Published 12/01/2020 02:01 PM

Regional Ofsted bosses say schooling has been 'completely disrupted' by Covid-19 in some areas.

Christmas: How will university students get home in time?

Published 12/01/2020 05:30 PM

Everything you need to know about Covid testing and getting home safely from university.

Vulnerable children in lockdown 'national concern'

Published 12/01/2020 10:07 AM

Ofsted's annual report warns of children out of sight and in danger during the pandemic.

Student Covid testing begins for Christmas exodus

Published 11/30/2020 11:50 AM

Universities open mass testing centres for students so they can travel home safely for Christmas.

Pandemic 'fuelling numbers of children out of school'

Published 11/16/2020 03:12 PM

The BBC can reveal a spike in the number of parents taking their children out of school.

Scottish teachers asked about Covid strike

Published 11/16/2020 01:21 PM

Members of the EIS union are asked if they would consider a "safety strike protest" as Covid-related pupil absences hit a new high.

Covid: Children more likely to be infected in second wave

Published 11/13/2020 07:05 PM

Evidence presented to government confirmed rising infections as schools reopened.

Covid-19: All pupils and staff must wear masks in secondary school corridors

Published 11/04/2020 05:16 PM

New government guidance also says teachers who are "clinically vulnerable" should not come in to school.

Catch-up tuition for poorest pupils

Published 11/02/2020 12:53 AM

Booking opens for the National Tutoring Programme for disadvantaged pupils in England.

Coronavirus: Schools reopen in NI with new Covid safety measures

Published 11/02/2020 06:57 PM

Peter Weir urges parents and carers to limit the Covid-19 spread by not gathering at school gates.

Covid: Laptop allocation for deprived pupils cut at some schools

Published 10/24/2020 04:36 PM

One head teacher says he was "flattened" when the 61 laptops he was expecting was cut to 13.

School meals: Councils promise help after Rashford campaign

Published 10/23/2020 07:51 PM

Birmingham is among authorities promising help at half-term, as the footballer steps up pressure.

Covid-19: Schools may need to close to some year groups, scientist warns

Published 10/24/2020 05:03 PM

Sending some children home may be the only way to control infection rates, Prof Neil Ferguson says.

Covid cases in half of N. Ireland schools

Published 10/23/2020 11:01 AM

There have been 2,030 confirmed Covid cases in schools since the start of term, says the Public Health Agency.

Emergency powers adopted to require schools to teach online

Published 10/01/2020 07:04 PM

The government adopts emergency powers under the Coronavirus Act to ensure schools offer remote learning.

Children 'must be the priority' in Covid-19 planning

Published 09/29/2020 12:18 AM

England's Children Commissioner calls for package to tackle a "rising tide of childhood vulnerability".

Schools in poorer areas lack catch-up cash

Published 09/18/2020 01:08 AM

Schools in disadvantaged areas could be "badly placed" for funding, says Institute for Fiscal Studies.

The tech allowing exams to be taken at home

Published 11/30/2020 12:05 AM

Machine learning is helping firms across many industries more quickly solve difficult challenges.

Covid and schools: 'Children know things aren't right'

Published 11/29/2020 03:22 PM

Students have lost hundreds of days of education to Covid and self-isolation. How are they coping?

'What caring for my mum taught me about caring for my son'

Published 11/26/2020 02:49 AM

The pandemic has made it harder for carers to get any respite. So who looks after them?

Cut off in lockdown: 'Only left home three times since March'

Published 11/19/2020 09:08 AM

Loneliness, togetherness and how people are caring for each other during the pandemic.

Making friends across generations

Published 11/18/2020 05:42 AM

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to young people about how they got through it.

Lockdown loneliness: Dating during a pandemic

Published 11/19/2020 04:07 PM

Jack is tackling dating again after a long-term relationship. Here’s what he’s learnt.

What to do about loneliness? Listen to Ron's advice

Published 11/19/2020 02:54 PM

Ron Davies suffered with loneliness after he lost his wife but is now helping others cope with lockdown isolation.

Advice on loneliness? Ask a 91-year-old

Published 11/18/2020 12:31 AM

Marjorie Wells, 91, gives her advice on fighting loneliness during a lockdown.

Blitzed cities still deprived 75 years after war

Published 11/07/2020 12:06 AM

The cities in England that faced the biggest wartime losses still have the highest levels of poverty.

'My boyfriend held me under hot water'

Published 11/10/2020 10:13 AM

Zack's boyfriend was never violent to him but lockdown saw a surge in LGBT domestic abuse.

First World War hero honoured

Published 11/11/2020 07:13 AM

Edmund De Wind, a Victoria Cross recipient who died in WWI, is honoured in Comber and Canada.

Jill Biden: From teacher to US first lady

Published 11/07/2020 04:27 PM

Here's a look at what we know about the wife of Democratic president-elect Joe Biden.

Manchester University: 'It doesn't feel like we're at uni'

Published 11/06/2020 05:23 PM

Radio 1 Newsbeat talks to students at Manchester University about lockdown lectures, mental health and that fence.

New college opening with degrees with no subjects

Published 10/29/2020 09:10 AM

A new higher education institution will be the first since the 1960s to open with its own degree powers.

Leaving care: ‘I made it to university, but then I fell through the cracks'

Published 10/28/2020 03:38 AM

Young care leaver Kim Emenike made it to university against the odds - then social services forgot about her.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and his mum help out at foodbank

Published 10/23/2020 08:24 AM

Charity FareShare has named a new warehouse after the footballer's mother, Melanie.

Coronavirus: Are disabled uni students getting enough help?

Published 10/16/2020 12:18 AM

As universities adapt to the coronavirus pandemic is enough support being given to disabled students?

The battle over what US children learn about American history

Published 10/12/2020 09:40 PM

As President Trump pushes "patriotic education", some teachers want US history curriculum reform.

Covid on campus: Students fed up with being blamed for virus spike

Published 10/12/2020 10:48 PM

As Covid cases surge on US campuses young people say politicians should also take responsibility.

'Cities as friendly to strangers as towns and villages'

Published 10/07/2020 03:03 AM

Researchers test reactions to strangers in need of assistance - with Nottingham the most helpful.

Boris Johnson urged to intervene to 'save outdoor education'

Published 10/05/2020 12:47 PM

Outdoor centres warn coronavirus rules mean they cannot reopen and could fold.

Students: Places to be awarded using actual grades

Published 11/13/2020 05:00 PM

Williamson seeks to end unfairness in university admissions by switching to offers based on real results.

Pupils' response mixed as Wales scraps 2021 exams

Published 11/10/2020 07:48 PM

Assessments done under teacher supervision will replace exams, the education minister confirms.

Will next summer's exams be cancelled?

Published 10/02/2020 01:09 AM

How will A-levels and GCSEs be run next year when so much teaching time has been lost?

Coronavirus: The story of the big U-turn of the summer

Published 09/13/2020 12:06 AM

The Department of Education and Ofqual will face public scrutiny to explain the exam confusion, the colossal U-turn and resignations. What went wrong?

Ministers 'sticking fingers in ears' over 2021 exams

Published 09/30/2020 04:59 PM

Teaching unions accuse the government of burying head in sand over next summer's exams

BTec Nationals and Firsts: What went wrong with the grades?

Published 08/25/2020 09:20 AM

The BTec First grades have been delayed. What caused the problems with the results?

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