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Children May Miss Meals As School Food Service Workers Fall Ill

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After schools shut their doors in response to the coronavirus, districts raced to continue getting meals to students. Now, those efforts may be faltering.

9 Out Of 10 Children Are Out Of School Worldwide. What Now?

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Recovery will take years, and other lessons from "education in emergencies" around the world.

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Colleges Go Test-Optional After SAT, ACT Are Called Off

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More than a dozen colleges have dropped testing requirements for admission, with one school citing "unprecedented obstacles and disruptions" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

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About 14% of U.S. public school students receive special education services. And as schools transition from the classroom to the computer, many of those students could get left behind.

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

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Districts are scrambling to get remote learning lessons in place. But over half of students live near the poverty line, 14% have a learning disability, and some struggle just to find Internet access.

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Coronavirus Relief Package Offers Up More Than $30 Billion For Education

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Amid widespread public school and higher education closures, the Senate bill sets money aside for remote learning and gives Education Secretary Betsy DeVos new power.

Education Dept. Will Stop Collections On Student Borrowers In Default

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Those who have defaulted on their federal student loans will get a temporary reprieve from having their wages, Social Security benefits and tax refunds garnished by the federal government.

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Education Dept. Says Disability Laws Shouldn't Get In The Way Of Online Learning

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As classes move online, many schools fear students with disabilities could be left behind, in violation of federal laws. The department calls this reading of the law "a serious misunderstanding."

Graduation, Financial Aid, Admissions — For This Year's College-Bound, The Future Is In Turmoil

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Colleges have extended deposit deadlines, the SAT and ACT are canceling testing dates and students and their families are navigating financial decisions amid the uncertainty.

Education Dept. Makes Changes To Standardized Tests, Student Loans Over Coronavirus

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The department announced it will waive testing requirements, and federal student loan borrowers will automatically have their interest rates set to 0%, with an option to suspend payments.

Kansas Becomes The First State To End In-Person Classes For The Year

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Governors in California and Ohio have suggested they might follow Kansas' lead, as officials across the U.S. step up efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryland And Ohio To Close Schools Statewide Due To Coronavirus

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The closures come after many school districts and dozens of colleges and universities have temporarily closed because of the disease.

When Should Schools Close For Coronavirus?

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Closing schools can slow the spread of disease and, in turn, save lives. But it also causes huge disruptions, especially for children who depend on the free and reduced-cost meals they get at school.

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6 Ways Universities Are Responding To Coronavirus

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From online classes to warnings against xenophobia — and at least one "COVID-cat" — here's how schools are coping with the global health crisis.

As Schools Close Due To Coronavirus, Nearly 300 Million Kids Aren't In Class

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According to the United Nations, 22 countries on three continents have closed schools due to the virus. China by far has the most students affected: more than 233 million.

Letters Urge Betsy DeVos To Erase Student Loans For Borrowers With Disabilities

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A broad coalition of student loan advocates is urging the U.S. education secretary to make good on federal legal protections for student borrowers with severe disabilities.