Supporting Students Series
The kids are not all right.
Even before the pandemic began, more than 1 in 3 high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. In many communities, those numbers have skyrocketed.
But in some places, educators and others are experimenting with new ways to address students’ mental health needs — or reinvent old strategies.
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A PANDEMIC YEAR IN REVIEW
Over the course of ten months, teachers, parents, students and administrators from across the country told us what it was like to be in school this year and how they coped with the ongoing crisis.
Climate change vs schools
The COP26 summit has been called the ‘last, best hope’ to limit global warming. Here’s how the crisis is already affecting America’s schoolchildren
Child care in shambles
The coronavirus pandemic has strained the already fragile child care industry. Without government support, it’s likely to topple.
Inequality is the biggest story in education. We investigate disparities and solutions that might close the gaps. We’re a nonprofit and provide this in-depth independent journalism to you for free…
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The College Enrollment Crash
People are dropping out, stopping out or never enrolling, and the impact will be felt well beyond college campuses
Elementary to High School
Federal help needed for crumbling school buildings
Kids are back in school buildings with stagnant air, leaking roofs and cracked foundations, among other problems. Congress could change that any minute. Will they?
VOICES: Students, teachers, principals and experts weigh in
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