Anya Kamenetz

NPR

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Biden Administration Proposes $130 Billion To Help Schools Reopen

Monday, February 08, 2021

President Biden's relief bill currently includes $130 billion for public K-12 schools. The biggest chunk of of the spending would go to districts to avoid layoffs and hire more personnel.

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Education Dept. Launches First Federal Effort To Track School Reopening

Friday, February 05, 2021

For the first time since the pandemic began, the U.S. Education Department will begin tracking where schools have reopened and just how unequal the access to learning has been.

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Educators Consider Extending School Schedule Into The Summer

Monday, February 01, 2021

Because of the pandemic most U.S. students are still experiencing disrupted learning. Some education leaders are asking: How do we come back from this? Should we extend learning into the summer?

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Did Closing Schools Save Lives Or Cost Lives? The Debate Continues

Sunday, January 31, 2021

In November, a scientific paper estimated millions of years of life could be lost due to prolonged school closures in the U.S. The paper has since been corrected and critiqued.

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Don't Call It A Comeback: School Districts That Never Opened Are Having Trouble Now

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

About a third of U.S. students haven't had a single day in a classroom since March 2020. Coming back now — with the virus still spreading and teachers pushing back — hasn't been easy.

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Biden's Plans To Reopen Schools In His First 100 Days

Friday, January 22, 2021

Biden has made reopening most K-12 schools a major priority for his first 100 days and he's signed a flurry of executive orders indicating a much stronger role in federal leadership to do that safely.

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Biden Announces Executive Actions Meant To Help Reopen Schools

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The new measures would increase testing and access to personal protective equipment for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.

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Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics

Friday, January 15, 2021

Here's a primer from our Life Kit parenting team.

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Why Billions In Food Aid Hasn't Gotten To Needy Families

Friday, January 15, 2021

The federal government has yet to approve plans in most states for giving out money that was authorized in October.

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Amid Surges, Teachers Line Up For Their Vaccines

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Designated as frontline essential workers, some educators see a path out of "the lion's den."

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How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Many young people across the country are finding this moment extremely scary. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help them cope.

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What U.S. Educators Think Of Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Federal guidelines say school personnel and child care workers should receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as front-line workers. NPR talks with educators about their opinion of the vaccine.

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Role Of Teachers Unions In The Push To Reopen Classrooms

Friday, December 04, 2020

In the pandemic-centered debate over school reopenings, teachers unions have been standing up with strike threats, legal actions and protests. Critics say this action has nothing to do with education.

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5 Things We've Learned About Virtual School In 2020

Friday, December 04, 2020

Most schooling has been offered online this semester. Teachers are working hard to improve that experience, but many students are still left behind.

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Virtual Charter Schools Are Booming, Despite A Checkered Reputation

Monday, November 30, 2020

For-profit virtual charter schools have been dogged by complaints of low student performance, fraud and waste. Still, many are seeing a pandemic-induced enrollment surge.

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Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases, New York City Shuts Its Schools — Again

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio had said he would close schools at a testing positivity rate of 3%, and stuck to his position. Not everyone is happy.

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New York City To Close Schools For In-Person Learning

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

New York City is once again closing schools for in-person learning, beginning Thursday. The announcement comes as coronavirus case numbers in the city — and around the country — continue to rise.

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Biden Wants To Help Pay Some Student Loans, But There's Pressure To Go Further

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The president-elect called for immediate action to help borrowers who are "having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent."

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New York City Mayor Warns Schools Might Need To Close Next Week

Friday, November 13, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that schools in New York City could close as early as Monday. There's a debate over whether schools should be closed while restaurants and bars remain open.

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Lessons From Europe, Where Cases Are Rising But Schools Are Open

Friday, November 13, 2020

Amid a new wave of coronavirus restrictions, France, the U.K. and Germany are keeping schools open. The U.S. has taken a different approach.

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