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Senate Report: Childcare Providers Need $9 Billion to Keep Operating

The Joint Economic Committee says the lack of child care options for working parents during the pandemic is holding back the country's economic recovery.

Millions of children may not have access to lunch as schools close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of Students Could Miss Out on Meals Because of New Trump Guidelines

States say the Trump administration guidelines on getting children with virtual schooling food aid came too late.

Geraldine Swann, director of community outreach at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, poses for a photograph Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Baltimore. The pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly, as she gets up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The Pandemic Is Making Gaps in Education Even More Apparent in Public Schools

Geri Swann, a community schools coordinator, has been busier than ever supporting struggling families at her diverse Baltimore charter school.

An American flag is in a classroom as students work on laptops in Newlon Elementary School early Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, which is one of 55 Discovery Link sites set up by Denver Public Schools where students are participating in remote learning in this time of the new coronavirus from a school in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Trump Keeps Lying About COVID and Kids As Schools Struggle To Report Case Numbers

There is no federal system to track outbreaks at schools in the United States and states differ significantly on what they report.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
DeVos Gives Connecticut Schools Two Weeks to Ban Trans Athletes or Lose Millions

The education secretary wants to withhold the federal funding because three Connecticut schools are in a sports league that allow trans athletes to play on teams that match their gender identity.

COVID-19 pandemic forces children and teachers online learning.
‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump accompanied by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Warren and Schumer: Trump Can (and Should) Cancel Up to $50,000 of Student Debts on His Own

Senators introduce a resolution that calls on Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to use executive authority to eliminate some federal student loan debts.