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America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight

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Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.

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A Rising Number Of U.S. Children Have The Option Of In-Person School

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By Election Day, more than 60% of public school students will be attending schools that offer in-person learning at least a few days a week, an updated tracker finds.

Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?

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New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. "There is no consistent pattern," one study author said.

College Says Students May Have Sought COVID-19 Infection To Boost Plasma Donor Payout

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Brigham Young University-Idaho says it is "deeply troubled" that students may have intentionally tried to contract COVID-19. A nearby plasma center offers $100 for each donation with antibodies.

Enrollment Is Dropping In Public Schools Around the Country

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Many parents appear to be keeping their children out of public school, especially from kindergarten. The declines could mean less state funding for school districts.

Kids In New York City Go Back To School For In-Person Classes

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After two delays and many contentious debates with teachers, parents and principals, students in the largest school district in the country are returning to in-person school.

Many Arkansas Teachers Refuse In-Person Classes Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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Citing a lack of adherence to guidelines, teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas, have refused to teach in-person classes. The district is considering firing them.

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NYC Principals Union Votes 'No Confidence' In Mayor And Schools Chancellor

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The union asked state authorities to intervene in New York City schools, just days before schools are set to open for in-person instruction.

Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan

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Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.

School Attendance In The COVID Era: What Counts As 'Present'?

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With millions of students logging in from home, the pandemic has disrupted the traditional school function of making sure students are "in school."

Fewer Students Are Going To Community College, Despite High Unemployment

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Often during a recession, enrollment in community colleges goes up. The first numbers for this fall show a decline — down nearly 8% compared with last year.

Audit: University Of California Admitted 64 Students Over More Qualified Applicants

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The students admitted were well-connected to staff or donors and took spots from more qualified applicants.

New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Cases In Schools Across 47 States

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The effort, still in its early stages, hopes to track infections and determine the effectiveness of safety measures.

New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

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Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.

Child Positive For Coronavirus Was Sent To School Anyway. Others Quarantining Now

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Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are quarantining after parents sent their child to school despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.

As Campuses Become COVID-19 Hot Spots, Colleges Strain Under Financial Pressures

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Scott Carlson, a writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, says COVID-19 has strained the finances of some colleges: "Over the next year or two, we will start to see these colleges fall away."

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