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Education News

Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss?

Published 04/09/2021 12:14 PM

Research shows many young children have fallen behind in reading and math. But some educators are worried about stigmatizing an entire generation.

Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Published 04/14/2021 08:54 PM

Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.

Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away

Published 06/08/2021 02:48 PM

Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.

What You Need to Know About the CDC's New School Guidelines

Published 07/10/2021 12:35 AM

The federal government’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first.

Enlist Trump Against Vaccine Hesitancy

Published 07/23/2021 06:34 PM

Readers urge Donald Trump to persuade the vaccine holdouts. Also: Prosecuting rapists; the appeal of Texas; Republicans and Jan. 6; China crackdown; higher education.

‘Incel’ Is Charged With Plotting to Shoot Women, U.S. Says

Published 07/21/2021 11:58 PM

Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged with an attempted hate crime and illegally possessing a machine gun, federal prosecutors said.

Indiana University Can Require Students to Get Coronavirus Vaccines

Published 07/24/2021 06:13 PM

A federal judge upheld the school’s mandate. But an appeal is on the way, and the mandates remain divisive across the country.

Historically Black Colleges Finally Get the Spotlight

Published 07/20/2021 10:11 PM

There are star hirings and hundreds of millions in donations. But not every institution is sharing in the bounty, and some are struggling to survive.

How and When to Teach the Dark Truths of U.S. History

Published 07/18/2021 04:00 PM

Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about the value of a "patriotic education." Also: The aftermath of cancer; social media and prejudice.

Overlooked No More: ‘Skipped History’ Explores Forgotten Events

Published 07/19/2021 07:50 PM

A comedy web series hosted by a historical satirist explores overlooked ideas, people and events that continue to shape the United States.

Ford and Mellon Foundations Expand Initiative for Disabled Artists

Published 07/16/2021 05:09 PM

The foundations are adding $5 million to the Disability Futures program, which will continue through 2025 with two more classes of 20 fellows each.

Free Pre-K and Community College Included in Budget Blueprint

Published 07/16/2021 10:28 PM

For at least a decade, many experts and advocates have called for expanding the public education system to level the playing field for students from “cradle to career.”

Haunted by Past Virus Surges, California Leans on Masks and Vaccines

Published 07/23/2021 04:45 PM

A new indoor mask requirement in Los Angeles County comes as new virus cases have nearly tripled statewide. Immunization rates, however, should keep any spike below past peaks.

Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools

Published 07/17/2021 12:50 AM

A new policy will increase representation of Black and Latino students in the prestigious public schools, which serve as a gateway to elite colleges.

Court Overturns F.D.A. Ban on School’s Electric Shock Devices

Published 07/15/2021 09:22 PM

The ban sought to stop a school in Massachusetts from using shock therapy to prevent harmful behaviors in students with disabilities.

Why Texas Democrats Can't Stop Voting Restrictions

Published 07/20/2021 01:33 AM

America should pay attention to what has gone awfully wrong in the Lone Star State.

Texas Has Broken My Heart

Published 07/14/2021 08:57 PM

The natural optimism of some of my fellow Texans has fallen to deep cynicism.

New York City and California Stick With Mask Guidelines in Schools

Published 07/19/2021 10:25 PM

The decisions come after the Centers for Disease Control relaxed guidelines, urging schools to fully reopen in the fall and to use local health data to determine measures like face coverings.

Why Is the Country Panicking About Critical Race Theory?

Published 07/15/2021 03:21 PM

How an obscure legal theory took over American politics.

Schools Are Receiving $129 Billion in Stimulus Aid. Where Is It Going?

Published 07/14/2021 02:36 PM

There’s money for summer schools, tutors and field trips, but other urgent needs will not be addressed.

What You Need to Know About Google Career Certificates

Published 05/03/2021 10:12 PM

Google Career Certificates could help you prepare for a tech sector job.

Agile Scrum: What Scrum Is and How it Works

Published 04/20/2021 10:19 PM

Teams and organizations can thrive with an Agile Scrum approach.

What You Need to Know About Agile Methodologies

Published 03/22/2021 02:56 PM

Agile methods can transform the way you work.

Everything You Need to Know About Tableau Certification

Published 03/11/2021 07:46 PM

Certifications can demonstrate your knowledge of Tableau software and might help you land a job or a raise.

Everything You Need to Know About Cisco Certifications and Learning Paths

Published 02/26/2021 09:10 PM

A Cisco certification can help you become more skilled and marketable in your technical career.

How to Start Learning React: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/23/2021 07:22 PM

If you’re considering learning React and JavaScript, this guide can help you get started.

Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/12/2021 10:34 PM

Earning a Six Sigma certification can boost your problem-solving skills.

Free and Paid Online Resources to Start Learning HTML and CSS

Published 02/09/2021 02:54 PM

Learn HTML and CSS online for free, and use them to create webpages or move up in your career.

Everything You Need to Know About AWS Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 08:18 PM

An AWS certification could help you advance, depending on your job.

What You Need to Know About CRM Software Training and Certification: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 06:03 PM

CRM training and certification are increasingly in demand. Here’s why and how to become certified.

What You Need to Know About the Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Published 12/29/2020 05:35 PM

Learn how the Google IT Support certificate can launch your IT career.

PMP Certifications: What You Need to Know to Succeed – A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/23/2020 06:55 PM

The exam is tough, even for experienced project managers.

IBM Data Science Professional Certificate: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/21/2020 09:50 PM

An IBM Data Science Professional Certificate can put you on the path to working in data science.

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

Published 12/21/2020 07:55 PM

Learn French to improve your communication skills and cultural knowledge.

How to Start Learning Java: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/18/2020 07:56 PM

Learning Java can help aspiring developers understand the foundations of programming because of the language’s wide usage and functionality.

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

Published 12/16/2020 08:42 PM

Russian ranks as a difficult language to learn for English speakers, but immersing yourself can be a big help.

What to Know About Pluralsight

Published 12/15/2020 08:35 PM

Pluralsight users can improve their tech skills and workflow through video courses, assessments and analytics.

Cybersecurity Certifications – What You Need to Know: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/15/2020 05:28 PM

Take a look at popular cybersecurity certifications and their requirements.

Scrum Master Certification: Everything You Need to Know

Published 12/11/2020 10:07 PM

Get a Scrum master certification to broaden your professional opportunities.

A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 09:25 PM

Learn social media marketing to build your online presence.

How I Learned R: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 03:38 PM

Learn R by solving problems.

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

Published 12/09/2020 02:26 PM

Learn to code online using courses, practice lessons, community guidance and a lot of tinkering.

Learn Japanese: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/07/2020 06:09 PM

Start learning Japanese today with these tips.

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.

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

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New Illinois Law To Require Asian-American History In Public Schools

Published 07/24/2021 12:40 PM

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Illinois State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz about a new law that would make Asian-American history a mandatory part of the state's public school curriculum.

When Schools Shut Down In Alaska, These Students Went Moose Hunting

Published 07/23/2021 03:49 PM

In the remote Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska, many families practice subsistence hunting to get food on the table. Three students reconnected with that tradition during the pandemic.

Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?

Published 07/23/2021 02:52 PM

Public places don't always fully meet the needs of a community. Shari Davis explains how participatory budgeting can give us all a voice in creating safer and more equitable public spaces.

Atlanta Teenagers Make History At Harvard Debate Competition

Published 07/23/2021 10:10 AM

Two high school students from Atlanta made history at the prestigious Harvard International Debate Competition. Jayla Jackson and Emani Stanton are the first duo of Black females to win.

When Students In Alaska Switched To At-Home Learning, Something Unexpected Happened

Published 07/22/2021 09:56 PM

When three students in the Yukon Delta region of Alaska were sent home from school last year something unexpected happened — they reconnected with their family tradition of subsistence hunting.

UNC Becomes The First School To Organize Group Endorsement Deals For Its Players

Published 07/21/2021 08:57 PM

As college athletes nationwide rush to ink individual sponsorship deals under a new NCAA policy, North Carolina is the first to say it will license players in groups alongside school trademarks.

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

Published 07/20/2021 08:58 PM

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

California Will Launch The Nation's Largest Free Student Lunch Program

Published 07/20/2021 01:13 PM

When classrooms reopen for the fall term, all of the state's 6.2 million public school students will have the option to eat school meals for free, regardless of their family's income.

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

Published 07/19/2021 11:51 PM

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

Chicago School Staff Will Visit 18,000 Students Who Detached During The Pandemic

Published 07/16/2021 09:15 PM

Chicago Public Schools have more than 18,000 students who are failing multiple classes and did not show up to classes regularly, if at all. The district will go door-to-door to try to reengage them.

College Football Player Discusses The New Frontier Of NIL Endorsements

Published 07/14/2021 09:28 PM

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Antwan Owens, Jackson State University college football player, about his NIL endorsement contract and the new frontier of college sports.

The Pandemic Changed Medical Education In Potentially Lasting Ways

Published 07/13/2021 09:29 PM

Medical schools were forced to pivot to remote lectures and telemedicine visits during the pandemic. Some of those changes might be sticking for good.

Cornel West Has Announced He's Leaving Harvard And Says The School Has Lost Its Way

Published 07/13/2021 07:14 PM

In a resignation letter posted to Twitter on Monday, West says the university is suffering from "intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of deep depths."

Illinois Has Become The First State To Require The Teaching Of Asian American History

Published 07/13/2021 03:54 PM

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation last week that will require public school students to learn about Asian American history starting in the 2022-2023 school year.

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

Published 07/13/2021 10:00 AM

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.

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani's career in law?

Published 07/23/2021 05:13 PM

Former Post Office chief executive could be stripped of her CBE under official plans

Published 07/24/2021 01:56 PM

Typhoon In-Fa sweeps towards China after flooding chaos

Published 07/24/2021 10:10 PM

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, killing young Amish woman

Published 07/23/2021 06:33 PM

‘Communism is a failed system.’ In Florida, Democrats promote Biden’s stance on Cuba.

Published 07/24/2021 12:00 PM

Sale of semiconductor factory to Chinese-owned firm presents bigger UK risk than Huawei

Published 07/24/2021 04:06 PM

Imprisoned 'Dating Game Killer' Alcala dies in California

Published 07/24/2021 08:22 PM

Afghanistan curfew imposed as Taliban militants advance

Published 07/24/2021 05:57 PM

Boris Johnson talked out of triggering 'nuclear option' over Northern Ireland Brexit stalemate

Published 07/24/2021 09:12 AM

Report: 'QAnon Shaman' in plea negotiations after mental illness diagnosis

Published 07/23/2021 01:51 PM

Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Published 07/24/2021 01:45 PM

FBI returns Friday to Grain Valley property where remains of missing woman were found

Published 07/23/2021 06:59 PM

To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

Published 07/23/2021 07:09 AM

A 'significant and far-reaching' heat wave is coming to the U.S. next week

Published 07/23/2021 04:36 PM

India monsoon: 110 dead after heavy rainfall in Maharashtra

Published 07/24/2021 09:49 AM

Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

Published 07/23/2021 07:34 PM

What does the Delta variant mean for the fully vaccinated?

Published 07/24/2021 10:31 AM

Catholic bishops are morally correct to deny communion to pro-choice politicians

Published 07/23/2021 02:38 PM

Husky seen running after car when he’s abandoned is saved – and Texas man is arrested

Published 07/24/2021 01:19 AM

Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise

Published 07/24/2021 04:24 AM

Australia Covid: Arrests at anti-lockdown protests

Published 07/24/2021 10:33 AM

Why it may be a 'grave mistake' for FDA to wait much longer for full COVID-19 vaccine approval

Published 07/24/2021 07:50 PM

A possible tropical depression is looming. That’s why South Florida is under flood watch

Published 07/24/2021 03:48 PM

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to headline GOP event, possibly mulling White House bid

Published 07/23/2021 03:56 PM

Tokyo 2020 'axed opening ceremony musician for being black'

Published 07/23/2021 09:53 PM

For 27 years, Florida Democrats have done a great job helping Republicans get elected | Editorial

Published 07/24/2021 07:00 PM

'It's not a Trump rally': Biden responds to being heckled while campaigning for former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia

Published 07/24/2021 07:20 PM

Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis

Published 07/25/2021 12:22 AM

Body of Arlington firefighter was found in bathroom window, Mexican authorities say

Published 07/24/2021 12:45 AM

Fauci: 'There's no way' the coronavirus was made with U.S. research funds. Here's why

Published 07/24/2021 01:00 PM

Iris blooms may be long gone, but act now to ensure a stunning encore in the spring

Published 07/23/2021 11:00 AM

Army Ranger Savagely Killed Female Security Guard in Drunken Rampage: Police

Published 07/24/2021 06:22 PM

Excitement over wooden shipwreck found in Antigua's seabed

Published 07/25/2021 12:10 AM

This Fort Worth man stood against the civil rights for which Opal Lee fought. He lost.

Published 07/24/2021 12:00 PM

Lebanon's people line up in 'queues of humiliation' as their country unravels

Published 07/23/2021 10:00 AM

A United Airlines flight was evacuated after a teenager AirDropped a photo of an airsoft gun to other passengers, report says

Published 07/24/2021 02:12 PM

First images of Derek Chauvin in prison are released

Published 07/24/2021 03:21 PM

Search for bodies concludes at Surfside condo collapse site

Published 07/23/2021 10:48 PM

Gunfire prompts Biden's UN ambassador to abruptly leave Haitian president's funeral

Published 07/23/2021 08:37 PM

Mario Batali and his former partners will have to pay $600,000 to their restaurant employees who said they experienced sexual harassment

Published 07/23/2021 03:21 PM

California family say they were treated like criminals on a Southwest flight because their toddler wouldn't keep his mask on

Published 07/24/2021 02:10 PM

How has Las Vegas changed since reopening? 5 things that are different since the pandemic

Published 07/24/2021 07:34 PM

‘Avenge Her Murder’: The Grisly Killing of an Ex-Diplomat’s Daughter Ignites a Wave of Fury Worldwide

Published 07/25/2021 12:51 AM

6 million renters face eviction in 8 days when a Trump-era ban expires. Biden is poised to let it happen.

Published 07/23/2021 06:41 PM

Video shows the site of the Surfside building collapse cleared of all debris as rescue crews conclude search efforts nearly a month after the tragedy

Published 07/24/2021 01:56 AM

Russia disconnected itself from the rest of the internet, a test of its new defense from cyber warfare, report says

Published 07/23/2021 01:59 PM

Canada is reopening to vaccinated American travelers next month. How much will a trip cost?

Published 07/24/2021 06:21 PM

Liz Cheney Is Saving Pelosi, the GOP, and Maybe America From Themselves

Published 07/23/2021 09:27 AM

Marjorie Taylor Greene said she would deport Chinese people who are 'loyal' to the Chinese Communist Party

Published 07/24/2021 12:56 PM

R. Kelly sexually abused teenage boy he met in McDonald's and bribed officials for information about his legal case, prosecutors allege

Published 07/24/2021 03:58 PM

Daily testing can keep pupils in school, study suggests

Published 07/23/2021 12:53 PM

A study in 200 English secondary schools and colleges found very few infections in close contacts of cases.

'Ghost school' with no students for a second year

Published 07/23/2021 02:43 AM

English language schools warn they are on the "brink of collapse" after two summers without students.

Students offered cash to defer medical degree

Published 07/22/2021 06:14 AM

Applicants offered free accommodation and £10,000 cash by Exeter University to defer until 2022.

Seaside poor health overlooked, warns Whitty

Published 07/21/2021 04:29 AM

Bad housing and deprivation are a toxic mix for health, says England's chief medical officer.

Almost a quarter of England's pupils out of school

Published 07/20/2021 04:03 PM

The "pingdemic" continues to affect schools and families with nearly 25% absent as the term ends.

Covid: Home-education numbers rise by 75%

Published 07/19/2021 12:13 AM

"Covid anxiety" is among the explanations for the increasing popularity of out-of-school teaching.

Covid: Hundreds of thousands of under-18s to get vaccine

Published 07/19/2021 04:42 PM

The vaccines minister says children at high risk from Covid will be offered the jab.

Student watchdog concerned about mental health help

Published 07/15/2021 04:30 PM

A survey finds more than half of UK students feel universities and colleges have not supported them enough.

1.5m pupils out of school in England last week

Published 07/13/2021 02:46 PM

Numbers continue to rise for pupils missing school - both for Covid and non-Covid reasons.

School aid for Syrian children who know war planes but not shops

Published 07/12/2021 06:23 PM

Protecting education in international war zones is supported with £15.8m in UK aid funding.

Exams 2022: Students to get advance notice of topics

Published 07/12/2021 02:51 PM

A-levels and GCSEs in England next year will be adapted to take account of disruption in the pandemic.

Lockdown: 'Children behind in speech and understanding'

Published 07/12/2021 11:24 AM

Not being able to talk to friends and over-use of technology are two key factors, says charity.

Huge surge in number of pupils sent home due to Covid

Published 07/06/2021 01:59 PM

More than 640,000 pupils in England were not in school last week due to Covid - up from 375,000 the week before.

University of Manchester remote learning plan criticised by students

Published 07/07/2021 10:18 AM

A University of Manchester plan to keep online lectures is criticised for offering no reduction in fees.

Covid bubbles to be axed in England's schools

Published 07/06/2021 04:16 PM

Restrictions in England's schools are axed, as 641,000 pupils miss school due to Covid regulations.

Covid-19: New rules for schools in England to be set out

Published 07/06/2021 08:09 AM

It is expected that testing of pupils will replace the need to send entire class "bubbles" home.

Covid-19: Head teacher 'nervous' about lifting restrictions

Published 07/04/2021 05:16 PM

Ministers are calling for school Covid isolation rules to end by autumn.

BBC Bitesize edits page to remove list of climate change 'benefits'

Published 07/02/2021 03:10 PM

The education site had listed "healthier outdoor lifestyles" as one plus of warmer temperatures.

Pressure from MPs on rise in pupils sent home

Published 07/01/2021 03:31 PM

Dozens of Conservative MPs are calling for a change in how schools respond to Covid cases.

Call to scrap 'out of sync' school mask rules in Wales

Published 07/01/2021 05:32 PM

Pupils wearing masks all day is "out of sync" with pub rules, the children's commissioner says.

Covid: Number of positive isolating pupils unknown in England

Published 07/01/2021 10:10 AM

The government cannot say how many Covid infections in England are being prevented by sending pupils home.

Cambridge University: In-person graduation returns

Published 06/30/2021 04:25 PM

Graduation ceremonies have not taken place in person since February 2020 due to Covid-19.

Zoomtown-on-Sea? The lure of a new life on the coast

Published 07/22/2021 10:16 AM

Remote working meant the Lancaster family could live anywhere - they found their sea view in Scarborough.

'I thought rape isn't something that happens to men'

Published 07/22/2021 02:31 AM

Support charities say male victims of sexual assault sometimes feel their experiences don't count.

Will my child get free school meals this summer?

Published 07/02/2021 05:11 PM

A year on from Marcus Rashford's successful campaign, what is the current situation?

Students: ‘Uni definitely not good value this year’

Published 06/24/2021 10:42 AM

Students are angry at paying full fees with so little in-person teaching, says report.

Self-isolating students in end-of-tenancy 'nightmare'

Published 06/29/2021 08:06 AM

What happens if a housemate tests positive for Covid just as you were about to move out?

Poorer white pupils 'let down and neglected'

Published 06/22/2021 11:33 AM

White pupils from low income families are falling behind "every step of the way", an education committee says.

Covid-19: School proms hit by continuing lockdown restrictions

Published 06/24/2021 10:57 AM

Pupils' plans to celebrate with their friends have been hit by continuing lockdown restrictions.

Child labour in Uganda: The hidden costs of Covid

Published 06/25/2021 12:00 AM

When all Uganda's schools closed due to the pandemic, nine-year-old Teddy joined her mother mining for gold.

Should schoolchildren still have to self-isolate?

Published 06/23/2021 12:48 PM

More than a quarter of a million children are absent from school in the UK because of coronavirus.

Contaminated blood inquiry: The school where dozens of pupils died

Published 06/21/2021 05:04 PM

Ex-pupils caught up in the infected blood scandal decades ago are giving evidence at an inquiry.

'I play all the instruments in my Irish music band'

Published 06/21/2021 06:52 AM

Caitríona Lagan is a 15-year-old All-Ireland champion musician who plays five instruments.

Williamson wants to scrap bubbles to keep pupils in school

Published 06/30/2021 05:08 PM

With more pupils sent home from school in England, there are calls for a different approach to Covid cases.

More pupils sent home as Covid disruption soars

Published 06/29/2021 04:43 PM

Rapid increase in pupils out of school in England as changes expected for self-isolation rules.

Free school lunches for all children in P4 and P5 in Scotland

Published 06/05/2021 12:21 AM

All pupils in P4 will be entitled to a school meal from August, while P5s will be offered lunches by January.

School catch-up tsar resigns over lack of funding

Published 06/02/2021 09:57 PM

England's school recovery commissioner Sir Kevan Collins quits, saying the funding "falls far short".

Boris Johnson promises more school catch-up cash in 'damp squib' row

Published 06/02/2021 03:09 PM

Boris Johnson defends £1.4bn tutoring school catch-up plan after heads left "hugely disappointed".

Face masks no longer required in classrooms

Published 05/10/2021 05:38 PM

Face coverings will not be needed in England's secondary classrooms from 17 May, says the prime minister.

Covid: Poor pupils fall further behind in maths

Published 05/07/2021 12:01 AM

The gap between poor pupils and their classmates is unlikely to narrow without intervention, researchers say.

Coronavirus testing: How to do a lateral flow test at home

Published 03/09/2021 12:03 AM

Coronavirus lateral flow tests are free and provide a quick result within 30 minutes. But how do you do one?

School 'feels alive' after children's return

Published 03/13/2021 12:05 AM

The BBC visited one school in Lincolnshire to see how its staff and children were coping on week one.

First day back at school has 'gone well', say heads

Published 03/08/2021 04:58 PM

Millions have returned to school in England, with face masks and Covid tests for secondary pupils.

How could children make up for lost school time?

Published 03/08/2021 08:59 AM

A massive task lies ahead for schools as they try to make up for teaching time lost during the pandemic.

The black children wrongly sent to 'special' schools in the 1970s

Published 05/20/2021 08:37 AM

In the '60s and '70s, black children were wrongly sent to schools for the "educationally subnormal".

Covid: Parents worry about lost learning as schools reopen

Published 03/07/2021 12:14 AM

Parents are confident about children returning to school but worry about catching up, says survey.

Parents not giving Covid test consent, warn heads

Published 03/05/2021 04:05 PM

Heads say parents are not giving consent for Covid tests for children, ahead of going back to school.

Exams likely to face more changes in 2022

Published 06/23/2021 02:18 PM

Gavin Williamson says 2022 A-levels and GCSEs in England are likely to be modified for lost lessons.

Scottish exams body to be reformed amid grades row

Published 06/04/2021 08:52 AM

The announcement comes amid criticism of the SQA over plans put in place to replace school exams this year.

Lectures staying online into autumn term

Published 05/18/2021 12:14 PM

A student petition calls it "ridiculous" as some UK universities keep lectures online for next term.

Students feel like an 'afterthought' after university return date

Published 04/14/2021 12:56 PM

They've been reacting to the news students won't be returning before 17 May.

Would universities call parents in a mental health crisis?

Published 04/18/2021 12:50 AM

Bereaved parents call for universities to contact students' families to reduce risk of suicides.

What's the plan for students returning to uni?

Published 04/14/2021 06:13 PM

Face-to-face courses cannot resume on campuses in England until at least 17 May.

Coronavirus: Should university students get a refund?

Published 02/17/2021 12:46 AM

The pandemic has meant most students have been unable to go to lectures - so should they get a refund?

Turing Scheme: What is the Erasmus replacement?

Published 03/12/2021 12:39 PM

What will Brexit mean for students in the UK wanting to work or study abroad?

Teachers' grades for cancelled A-level and GCSEs

Published 02/25/2021 10:19 AM

A combination of mock exams, coursework and essays will be used to decide grades in England this year.

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?

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