Education


School buses in coronavirus pandemic
A Majority of School Bus Drivers Are Over 55. Here’s How One District Is Protecting Them.

Bus riding during the pandemic has been a source of concern for parents nationwide, and school bus drivers—like teachers and other school staff—are putting their own health at risk to perform their jobs.

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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.

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.

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.

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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."

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."