Stories tagged: "education"


A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

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Bye Bye, Betsy! Puerto Rican Dr. Miguel Cardona Is Poised to Be the Next Education Secretary.

When appointed, Dr. Miguel Cardona would be the second Latino to serve as US Secretary of Education.

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Dr. Jill Biden’s Community College Experience Is Just What We Need in the White House. Period.

Teaching at a community college shows how underserved many low-income students are, but it also reveals what is possible and the extraordinary, yet unfulfilled gifts of our people.

Schoolteacher Melissa Wong packs up the classroom that she appropriated for virtual teaching just a couple of months earlier on November 19, 2020 at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 in New York City. NYC (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
As Some NYC Schools Reopen, Data Shows Racial Gaps in Remote Learning

Study finds students of color are harmed more than white students due to virtual schooling.

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If Trump Paid His Taxes, 40,000 Michigan Students Could Have Teachers

We look at how President Donald Trump's "questionable" $73 million tax refund would normally end up as federal support in places like Michigan public schools.

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New Guidelines Exclude Paid Leave for Parents Who Keep Their Kids Out of In-Person Schooling

"This is going to affect the people who have immunocompromised family members at home, immunocompromised kids themselves, people who work in health care and other high-risk industries. Those are going to be the people most affected by this restrictive interpretation."

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Ylenia Aguilar Was Once Undocumented. Now, She Votes for Those Who Can’t.

"To me, the American Dream meant having the right to vote," says Ylenia Aguilar, who ran for election the same year she became a citizen.