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Bridging The Gap
'I'm ready to start with a career': 2020 graduates face uncertain job market with hope. 'I'm ready to start with a career': 2020 graduates face uncertain job market with hope.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If everything had gone according to plan, Missy Wood thought she'd have a job helping at-risk youths by now. Wood, a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, saw her internship with Court-Appointed Special Advocates end abruptly in March as the COVID-19 pandemic took root in Tennessee. She started applying for jobs with the Department of Children's Services and ...
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AP exam issues prompt College Board to offer email option. It's too late for thousands of students who will have to test again. AP exam issues prompt College Board to offer email option. It's too late for thousands of students who will have to test again.
Students who encounter technical problems while submitting their Advanced Placement exams can now email their work as a last resort, the College Board announced as it heads into the second week of administering tests that can count for college credit. But the new backup plan option will only help students who take the tests on or after May 18. It doesn't apply to students plagued by tech issues...
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Small Montana school to be among first in USA to reopen: 'We're not taking this lightly'. Small Montana school to be among first in USA to reopen: 'We're not taking this lightly'.
WILLOW CREEK, Mont. – A tiny public school will be among the first in the USA to resume classroom teaching this week after being closed for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic. In opening its doors to several of its 56 students and 18 staff members Thursday, Willow Creek School is going against the advice of some education officials and against the grain of the majority of schools...
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'No one to help me': Special education families struggle with coronavirus school closures. 'No one to help me': Special education families struggle with coronavirus school closures.
Just weeks ago, special education students across America had one-on-one aides, physical and speech therapy and counseling in school. Then came the coronavirus outbreak, and schools closed. While many of America's children are working through take-home packets or taking classes online, some families of special education students are still struggling to line up learning for their children. “E...
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Her daycare was already on the brink. Then coronavirus struck. Her daycare was already on the brink. Then coronavirus struck.
This story about child care providers was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for Hechinger’s newsletter. ROUND ROCK, Texas — It was still dark outside when several children started grabbing puzzles and toy cars off the shelves of Shemonica Flemings’ daycare center. A few cried as their parents a...
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Colleges are emptying because of coronavirus. Liberty University is inviting students back. Colleges are emptying because of coronavirus. Liberty University is inviting students back.
Most of them won’t attend classes in person, but thousands of Liberty University students will return to the evangelical Virginia campus as the coronavirus continues to spread. Most of the students are not at risk because of their age, President Jerry Falwell Jr. argued in an interview with the News and Advance in Lynchburg. The president of the private, Christian college is a prominent suppor...
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Two boys with the same disability tried to get help. The rich student got it quickly. The poor student did not.. Two boys with the same disability tried to get help. The rich student got it quickly. The poor student did not..
Isaac Rosenthal was a fast talker with a big vocabulary. But when it came time to read, he couldn’t keep up with his classmates. He didn’t pick up on the rhyme scheme in Dr. Seuss books, and often mispronounced words whose meaning he knew (like “Pacific,” for which he’d substitute “the other ocean”). Landon Rodriguez, four years younger than Isaac, was energetic and talkative at home but quiet ...
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High housing costs and low pay stretch Florida teachers to their limits. High housing costs and low pay stretch Florida teachers to their limits.
SARASOTA, Fla. – The students in Ms. Stringer’s chemistry class at North Port High School would crack up when Alex Foley, 17, slipped and called his teacher by her first name, Jen. It was an honest mistake. She wasn’t just his teacher last year – she was also his coworker. By day Stringer teaches high school chemistry. By night, she waits tables at the British Open Pub in Venice, hustling pi...
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Harvard professor charged with lying about ties to Chinese government-run recruitment program Harvard professor charged with lying about ties to Chinese government-run recruitment program
BOSTON – A Harvard University professor was charged with lying to officials about his involvement with a Chinese government-run recruitment program and his affiliation with a Chinese university, prosecutors said Tuesday. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, was arrested at his office at the prestigious university Tuesday morning and charged with lying about...
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School bus drivers impaired by drugs, alcohol risk lives of hundreds of kids School bus drivers impaired by drugs, alcohol risk lives of hundreds of kids
DAYTON, Tenn. – Trista Freeman climbed onto school bus #41 on a chilly morning in November 2018 and knew immediately something was wrong: When the driver greeted her, she said, she smelled alcohol on his breath. Minutes later, the bus began swerving across lanes and blowing through red lights. Trista was panic-stricken as the bus, carrying her and 26 other high school students, nearly hit a car...
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