How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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Some universities have already waived the testing requirements for the class of 2021. Many students and educators believe that the coronavirus-related disruptions are likely to be temporary. This story on the coronavirus and college admissions was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

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are only half as likely, recent Education Trust data show. “We Realistically, education is the only way I have out. Realistically, education is the only way I have out. Higher Education.

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Some colleges extend scholarships and other help to rural high school grads

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Rural fourth- and eighth-graders do, in fact, score better on the National Assessment of Educational Progress than urban students, on average, and just as well as suburban ones, the U.S. Department of Education reports. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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But in May, sitting in the office of her school’s family support specialist, Joell Stubbe, Karolina talked excitedly about going to Buffalo State university, where she’s been accepted into the class of 2021. I would have been a dropout.”. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

How to help struggling young readers

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The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts. “In

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(National) Education Politics. ” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” is how Education Week describes the news. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Inside the Free-Speech Case That Caught Jeff Sessions’ Eye.” ” Andy Smarick worries that conservatives are divided over education reform.

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The program is currently working in 32 schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, with plans to expand to 62 schools by 2021.