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Colleges Face Student Lawsuits Seeking Refunds After Coronavirus Closures

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The legal cases argue that online classes don't have the same value as on-campus ones.

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Best Of The Best: Here Are The Finalists In The NPR Student Podcast Challenge

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic that closed schools nationwide, students from 46 states and the District of Columbia submitted entries. We've narrowed those down to 25 finalists.

A Bold Pitch To Boost School Funding For The Nation's Most Vulnerable Students

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A new report proposes a radical solution to America's school funding inequities: Leave district lines in place, but spread the wealth.

The Pandemic Is Driving America's Schools Toward A Financial Meltdown

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With state income and sales tax revenues crashing, one expert predicts, "We're about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history."

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For In-Person College, Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key. But Is That Feasible?

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Colleges might be able to reopen their campuses if they're able to frequently test their students. But can they get tests --- and with budgets already squeezed, will they be able to afford it?

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There's Still Time To Get A (Remote) Summer Internship

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Some companies are going virtual with their summer internship programs; other firms have simply canceled theirs. Here's our resource guide to finding the internships that are out there.

Congress Gave Colleges A $14-Billion Lifeline. Here's Where It's Going

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Like so many sectors of the economy, higher education is taking a big hit from the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education has so far distributed more than $10 billion in relief funds to colleges.

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Here's A Fun Project For Your Kids: Send NPR A Postcard!

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We're looking to tell the story of how school and learning have changed around the country. Parents, if you want to help - have your kids create a postcard, and you can send it to us at NPR.

With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering

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A top pediatrician calls for reopening schools as soon as possible because of the negative impact the shutdown is having on students' learning and mental health.

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AP Tests Begin Online And At Home — But Not For Everyone

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The college credit exams were moved online in response to the pandemic. But many students don't have Internet access at home. Up until Friday, one senior planned to take her tests in a parking lot.

Small, Private Colleges Get Boost From Coronavirus Relief Funds

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Congress set aside $350 million to help colleges with "significant unmet needs" related to the pandemic. Most of that money has gone to small schools that serve just a fraction of U.S. students.

Students Call College That Got Millions In Coronavirus Relief 'A Sham'

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In a federal lawsuit, students accuse Florida Career College of breaking promises about career training and job placement. The for-profit school has been allotted $17 million in federal pandemic aid.

CDC Guidance For Reopening Schools, Child Care And Summer Camps Is Leaked

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The document has been in the works for some time, but reports say the White House tried to suppress it.

Federal Rules Give More Protection To Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced what she called historic changes Wednesday to Obama-era guidelines that she said will make the process fairer.

When After-School Is Shut Down, Too

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With schools moved online and kids cooped up at home, soccer coaches, dance instructors and other leaders of extracurricular activites are finding creative ways of keeping kids active and engaged.

6 Ways College Might Look Different In The Fall

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Colleges have been careful to leave the door open on their plans for the fall semester. Most experts say it will be anything but normal. Here's a sampling of how it could look.