Baltimore students get a "taste of normalcy" at center for remote learning

Nov 12, 2020
Amid the pandemic, about 1,000 of the most vulnerable students have been attending a form of in-person school.
Christian Muñoz Aguilar sits at his workstation. The 11-year-old helped supervise his four siblings while trying to do his own schoolwork.
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K-12 public schools still count on kids to show up for funding

Nov 9, 2020
With so many schools online, screen fatigue, parents opting out and other coronavirus-driven variables, how will districts get the funds they need?
A teacher and student wearing masks speak between classes at Rippowam Middle School in September in Stamford, Connecticut.
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For international students staying in the U.S., COVID-19 closures led to a scramble for housing

Mar 31, 2020
As schools closed, some students wondered: Where should I go next?
Not all international students could afford to return home after campuses closed.
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More Chinese students studying abroad return to China

Aug 27, 2019
In 2017 and 2018 some one million students studying abroad returned to China.
Prince Jiang left his life in Indiana to become the first certified Lego professional builder in mainland China.
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Students want upscale dorm accommodations; retailers take note

Aug 24, 2018
Gone are the days when a faded comforter from childhood was suitable for students.
An independent survey from consulting firm Deloitte estimates parents will spend $25.5 billion on back-to-college purchases in 2018. Above, a residential hall at the University of Central Florida.
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Chinese students undeterred by U.S. visa restrictions

Jul 6, 2018
The current trade tensions between China and the U.S. may derail some study-abroad plans.
Education consultancy Focus International’s William Yan said business is still booming despite U.S. visa restrictions.
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How to learn the business of business as a high schooler

May 25, 2018
Students form "companies" and test drive careers as part of the Virtual Enterprise program.
Emauri Singletary in front of the logo he designed for his Virtual Enterprise company, which sells disposable cups that change color to detect date rape drugs.
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Can income share agreements solve the student debt problem?

Apr 9, 2018
For those who graduated in 2004, student loan default rates will approach 40 percent.
Students pull a mock 'ball & chain' representing the $1.4 trilling outstanding student debt at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where second presidential debate will be held between Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton.
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Despite domestic oil boom, some students in Texas are hesitant to enter the field

Mar 26, 2018
Some colleges are finding that students are not eager to enroll in oil and gas majors.
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Can Baltimore's new funding approach solve the "education debt"?

Jan 26, 2018
This week in Baltimore, the school board approved a new plan to fund city schools based on poverty rates. Previously, funds were distributed based on test scores, with schools getting extra money for advanced students as well as for low-performing students who might need more services. The new plan aims to address the ways that […]