News: Education

Schools Are Getting Billions In COVID Relief Money. Here’s How They Plan To Spend It
Cory Turner | September 1, 2021
A student attends summer classes at E.N. White School in Holyoke, Mass. In a new survey of school superintendents, 75% of respondents said they were using federal COVID-19 relief dollars to pay for summer learning and other enrichment activities.Charles Krupa | AP New staff, new tech and even new classrooms ...
Full FDA Approval Triggers More Universities To Require The COVID-19 Vaccine
Elissa Nadworny , Sneha Dey | September 1, 2021
The city of Long Beach sets up COVID-19 vaccination and testing site at the California State University, Long Beach. More than 800 colleges and universities have now adopted COVID-19 vaccination requirements for their students and staff to be able to return to campus.Patrick T. Fallon | AFP via Getty Images ...
Education Dept. Announces Civil Rights Investigations Into 5 States’ Mask Mandate Bans
Cory Turner | August 30, 2021
Nashville, Tenn., kindergarten teacher Amber Updegrove leads her class in a lesson this month. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced an investigation into Tennessee's requirement that schools allow families to opt out of mask mandates.John Partipilo | AP Updated August 30, 2021 at 8:33 PM ET The U.S. ...
As Schools Reopen, Child Psychiatrists Expect To See A Surge Of Kids Who Need Help
Rhitu Chatterjee | August 30, 2021
SDI Productions | Getty Images As schools across the country reopen, mental health professionals are anticipating a surge in the number of kids seeking help in the coming weeks. That's not unlike previous years. "Historically, our busiest times of the year are a couple of weeks into the school year, ...
These Back To School Tips Can Help Parents Support Their Kids This School Year
Wynne Davis | August 28, 2021
Dusan Stankovic | Getty Images Back to school season is here, and with it comes a lot of changes. Whether your child is just starting school or going back after summer vacation, it can be both exciting and stressful. At Life Kit, we're rooting for you and want to help ...
You’ve Made It To Campus! Now What? These Tips Can Help You Navigate College Life
Janet W. Lee | August 28, 2021
Getty Images/CSA Images RF This story is adapted from Life Kit's weekly newsletter, which arrives in inboxes each Friday. Subscribe here. The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed student life on college campuses. It has been more than a year since universities closed down their classrooms and transitioned to remote learning, ...
Children’s Mental Health Gets Millions In Funding From The Biden Administration
Selena Simmons-Duffin, Rhitu Chatterjee | August 27, 2021
The pandemic — among other things — has taken a toll on children. The Biden administration is trying to address that with new funding for mental health awareness, training and treatment.Ute Grabowsky | Photothek via Getty Images As students head back into another pandemic school year, the Biden administration has ...
She Joined The School Board To Serve Her Community. Now She’s In The Crossfire
Farah Yousry | August 25, 2021
Elaine Murphy's home in New Albany, Ind., is lined with family photos of her grandchildren. The president of the school board of the New Albany-Floyd County school district is a life-long educator. Schools were always her safe haven, but things are changing as school boards are tasked with making pandemic-related ...
The Topic Of Masks In Schools Is Polarizing Some Parents To The Point Of Violence
Deepa Shivaram | August 20, 2021
Angry, largely unmasked people objecting to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' mask mandate for schools shout in opposition to wearing a face covering at the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting on Wednesday in Baton Rouge, La.Melinda Deslatte | AP Tom Leonard, the superintendent of Eanes Independent School District ...
Education Department Will Erase $5.8 Billion In Loans For Borrowers With Disabilities
Clare Lombardo | August 19, 2021
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks at a March briefing at the White House.Drew Angerer | Getty Images The U.S. Education Department announced Thursday that it is discharging the outstanding student loans of more than 323,000 borrowers who have significant, permanent disabilities, and will remove barriers for borrowers who qualify ...