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U.S. Identifies More Than 500 Deaths at Boarding Schools That Sought to Assimilate Native American Children

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for over a century sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society has identified more than 40..

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What We Know So Far About President Biden’s Plan to Forgive Student Loans

President Joe Biden campaigned on a plan to forgive at least some of the $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debt by over 44 million U.S borrowers. “Young people and other student debt holders bore ..

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What Actually Changes After a University Like Harvard Investigates Its Ties to Slavery

Nile Blass remembers hearing about Georgetown University’s 2016 report on its historical connections to slavery before she even applied to the school. The report, which detailed how the university pro..

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How ‘Social and Emotional Learning’ Became the Newest Battleground in the Classroom Wars

Wendy Turner sees social and emotional learning as central to everything she does in her classroom, from how she welcomes her second-graders each morning to how she guides them through math activities..

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Florida’s Governor Just Signed the ‘Stop Woke Act.’ Here’s What It Means for Schools and Businesses

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Friday that aims to regulate how schools and businesses address race and gender, the state’s latest effort to restrict education about those topics.

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Why California Is Delaying Its COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Schools

California is delaying implementation of a requirement that K-12 students be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend school, state health officials announced this week as the country grapples w..

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A New Poll Shows Just How Divided Americans Are Over Discussions of Racism and Sexuality In Schools

(WASHINGTON) — Americans are deeply divided over how much children in K-12 schools should be taught about racism and sexuality, according to a new poll released as Republicans across the country aim t..

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Culture Wars Could Be Coming to a School Board Near You

When Lisa Schoenberger got up to speak in favor of a mask mandate at a school board meeting in Omaha, Neb., last year, she knew she wasn’t going to be popular, so she tried to soften the crowd with a ..

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Minneapolis Teachers Strike to Demand a ‘Living Wage’ and More

(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Teachers in the Minneapolis School District walked off the job on Tuesday in a dispute over wages, class sizes and mental health support for students coping with two years of the c..

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U.S. Colleges, and Their Russian and Ukrainian Students, Are Caught Up In a Crisis

It’s a conflict happening thousands of miles away, but colleges in the U.S. are grappling with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as some cut ties with Russian universities and companies, and as students fr..