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High Court Strikes Down Ban on Taxpayer Funding for Religious Schools
Education
High Court Strikes Down Ban on Taxpayer Funding for Religious Schools
2020-06-30 21:12:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down a ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools on Tuesday, saying such institutions can't be prevented from participating in programs that use public funds to support private education. The 5-4 ruling upheld a... Read More

Colleges Seek Legal Protection as They Mull Return to In-Person Classes
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Colleges Seek Legal Protection as They Mull Return to In-Person Classes
2020-06-25 16:51:41
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- With fall around the corner and coronavirus cases surging in some states, U.S. colleges are scrambling to figure out their gameplans for the upcoming school year.  Public health experts have repeatedly warned of a potentially massive second wave... Read More

University of Michigan Confirms It Won’t Host Presidential Debate. Here’s Why
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University of Michigan Confirms It Won’t Host Presidential Debate. Here’s Why

DETROIT — The uncertainty surrounding the fall semester, including ongoing COVID-19 concerns, led the University of Michigan to withdraw from hosting a presidential debate in October. The school made the official announcement Tuesday morning. The Free Press was the first... Read More

Economists and Educators Make Plea for Bigger COVID-19 Relief Bailout
Education
Economists and Educators Make Plea for Bigger COVID-19 Relief Bailout
2020-06-23 18:38:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Economists and educators asked a congressional committee Monday for a federal bailout to help ethnic minorities who they say are hit unequally hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. They agreed widely that African Americans and Latinos are losing their... Read More

Most College Students Struggling With Food Or Housing During The Pandemic, Report Says
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Most College Students Struggling With Food Or Housing During The Pandemic, Report Says
2020-06-18 13:36:15
by Gaspard Le Dem

Roughly three in five college students in America are struggling to meet basic living needs like food and housing during the coronavirus crisis, according to a new report by The Hope Center. The study, which surveyed more than 38,000 students... Read More

Educators Tell Congress COVID-19 Leaves Schools Vastly Underfunded
Education
Educators Tell Congress COVID-19 Leaves Schools Vastly Underfunded
2020-06-16 14:36:12
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- School administrators cautioned Congress Monday about underfunding education as the COVID-19 epidemic takes a big bite out of government appropriations. They said many schoolchildren already are falling behind in their studies while they face a likelihood of fewer... Read More

Rule Barring Some College Students From Receiving COVID-19 Relief ‘Immoral,’ Advocates Say
Education
Rule Barring Some College Students From Receiving COVID-19 Relief ‘Immoral,’ Advocates Say
2020-06-15 15:54:11
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Education Betsy Devos issued a new rule on Thursday that would prevent colleges from granting coronavirus relief funds to undocumented students and non-citizens, including recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. After weeks... Read More

After George Floyd, Some School Districts Cut Ties With Police
Education
After George Floyd, Some School Districts Cut Ties With Police

Some school leaders want to replace the armed officers who patrol school hallways with nurses, counselors or unarmed guards — who, they say, can help keep students safe without reminding them of police officers who have killed George Floyd and... Read More

Senate Panel Considers Steps to Reopen Nation’s Schools
Education
Senate Panel Considers Steps to Reopen Nation’s Schools

WASHINGTON — The Senate health committee on Wednesday considered the steps schools should take to reopen later this year as officials seek to protect students, teachers and staff from COVID-19 while compensating for learning gaps students experienced this year. The... Read More

College Students Want Their Money Back. It’ll Be Tough to Get It
Education
College Students Want Their Money Back. It’ll Be Tough to Get It

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus left Grainger Rickenbaker, a 21-year-old Drexel University student and hockey goalie, without in-person lectures, seminars or labs as the school switched to remote learning. So he sued. Rickenbaker is suing the Philadelphia university for the pro-rated... Read More

Experts Warn Injecting Money Into Higher Ed Without Oversight Could Lead to Profiteering
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Experts Warn Injecting Money Into Higher Ed Without Oversight Could Lead to Profiteering
2020-05-20 17:12:46
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- Experts say that injecting federal money into America’s higher education system amid the coronavirus crisis could unintentionally lead to more profiteering in the industry. The pandemic has taken a significant toll on U.S. colleges and universities, shutting down... Read More

With Schools Shut, Democrats Seek Funds to Close ‘Homework Gap’
Education
With Schools Shut, Democrats Seek Funds to Close ‘Homework Gap’

WASHINGTON — With millions of students stranded at home for the duration of the academic year and questions persisting about whether the COVID-19 pandemic will allow schools to reopen in the fall, lawmakers and federal agencies are weighing the best... Read More

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