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Are Lockdowns At Colleges Working?

As colleges across the country see rising coronavirus rates, many campuses have gone into lockdown. Are these lockdowns effective at stopping the spread of the virus?

America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight

Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

A Rising Number Of U.S. Children Have The Option Of In-Person School

By Election Day, more than 60% of public school students will be attending schools that offer in-person learning at least a few days a week, an updated tracker finds.(Image credit: Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Ishana Kumar, 12, Wins Top Award For Research Into 'Imaginary Colors'

There is a winner in one of the country's biggest middle school science competitions: the Broadcom MASTERS. Ishana Kumar looked into how retinal fatigue may play a role in seeing "imaginary colors."(Image credit: Society Communications Team)

Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?

New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. "There is not a consistent pattern," one study author said.(Image credit: Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

Experts Warn Students May Face Challenges When In-Person Classes Resume

As in-person schooling returns in some districts, mental health professionals say many children will face difficulties as a result of the isolation and worry they experience during the pandemic.

Pandemic Challenges Band Students To Stay Safe While Practicing

Because of COVID-19 protocols, school band classes have been moved to parking lots and athletic fields. Students attach coverings to the end of their instruments to stop droplets from getting out.

Pandemic Costs Pile Up As Many Schools Remain Closed

The pandemic-driven recession has forced states to slash their education budgets. School funding experts worry districts will have to make devastating cuts if the federal government doesn't help soon.

It Pays To Be An Apprentice: 63% More

Participants in an apprenticeship program that matches employers with community colleges were able to earn substantially more after one year than their peers at community colleges, a new study finds.(Image credit: Jim Young/AFP via Getty Images)

A Georgia Boy Started Reading At 6 Months Old. Now 12, He's In College

Caleb Anderson is a sophomore at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Ga. He's taking calculus and macroeconomics and wants to be an aerospace engineer to help "people reach the stars."(Image credit: Anderson family)

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