Stories tagged: "education"


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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.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, about school reopenings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Says Trump and DeVos ‘Haven’t Stepped Up,’ Keeping Millions of Kids at Home Instead of in School

“This year we’re facing some of the most difficult circumstances and we’re seeing an awful lot of heart and grit from our educators and our students to try to rise to the occasion here. But our government hasn’t risen up to that bar."

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Distance Learning Is Forcing Moms to Sacrifice Their Careers

Working moms are worried about their careers as they're forced to shoulder the burden of helping their kids navigate distance learning.

A teacher raised by two Postal Service workers sees parallels in the attacks on both public institutions. (Image via Shutterstock)
Take It From a Teacher Raised by Two Postal Workers, the Attacks on Schools and the USPS Are Linked

As the Trump administration and privatizers dismantle the US Postal Service, public educators can relate to their plight.

A student works outside Ehrighaus dormitory on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Following a cluster of COVID-19 cases, the university announced that it would cancel all in-person undergraduate learning starting on Wednesday as some students packed their belongings and left campus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Schools That Reopened for In-Person Classes Are Quickly Closing Again

As schools and universities grapple with resuming in-person classes, one governor compared it to a Navy SEALs mission.

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These Are the Measures Needed to Reopen Schools, According to an Infectious-Disease Expert

“When positivity rates in a community rise above 3%, schools will likely have to close again."