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Spring Numbers Show 'Dramatic' Drop In College Enrollment

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Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. "It's really the end of a truly frightening year for higher education," one researcher says.

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Colorado Becomes First State To Ban Legacy College Admissions

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Colorado has become the first state to do away legacy admissions in public colleges. The governor also ended a requirement that public colleges consider SAT or ACT scores for freshmen.

'Dear Son': How A Mom's Letter Inspired A Graduation Speech — From Prison

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A student who has been incarcerated for more than 10 years delivers a graduation speech about forgiveness, perseverance and making the most of a future he sees as rich with potential.

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NYC Schools Chancellor Says Her Message To Parents Is Simple: Schools Are Safe

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The largest U.S. school district will reopen this fall with no option for virtual classes. Chancellor Meisha Porter says 70,000 employees have already been vaccinated, "and we need our children back."

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New York City Schools Will Fully Reopen With No Remote Option This Fall

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It's unclear how the nation's largest school district will be able to accommodate 100% of its students in person under current social distancing guidelines.

Schools Are Dropping Mask Requirements, But A New CDC Study Suggests They Shouldn't

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Several governors have recently banned mask requirements in schools. But a new CDC study shows COVID-19 spreads less in schools where teachers and staff wear masks.

The Case For Universal Pre-K Just Got Stronger

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A new study looks at the effects of government-funded preschool in Boston and finds big benefits for kids.

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Warren, Sanders Call For Expanding Food Aid To College Students

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The Democratic Senators are introducing a bill that would make pandemic-related food benefits for college students permanent, and create grants for colleges to address hunger.

As Campus Life Resumes, So Does Concern Over Hazing

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Hank Nuwer about concerns that a pandemic-induced lull in hazing-related deaths may reverse as college students return to campus.

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Pandemic Pomp and Circumstance: Graduation Looks Different This Year (Again)

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Most of the class of 2020 experienced canceled or online-only graduation ceremonies, but this year many colleges are finding creative ways to celebrate their graduates in person.

USDA Moves To Feed Millions Of Children Over The Summer

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it's expanding a pandemic program into the summer to help families pay for meals their children won't get in school.

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How The Pandemic Changed The College Admissions Selection Process This Year

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Colleges around the country faced an admissions season marked by pandemic-era challenges: dropped testing requirements, remote learning, disrupted extracurriculars and record applicant pools.

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'We Need To Be Nurtured, Too': Many Teachers Say They're Reaching A Breaking Point

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Educators tell NPR that the stress of teaching through the pandemic has affected their health and their personal lives. "It's like nothing I've experienced before," one teachers says.

Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely

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Multigenerational households and anti-Asian bullying may play a role.

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Education Dept. Restores Debt Cancellation For Some Borrowers With Disabilities

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Monday's announcement comes after thousands of borrowers with disabilities had their federal student loans erased, then handed back to them during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been Hard On Youth Locked Up

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Juvenile incarceration is down, but many young people still in facilities have gone months without seeing their families.