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Student debt can make buying a home feel impossible. Here are your options

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here @canada_by_alexis | iStock | Getty Images Half of people who haven’t yet purchased a home point to their student debt as a reason for the delay. That’s the finding from a new report by the National Association of Realtors, which......

New York City is funding college plans for students in the hopes of closing the wealth gap

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rukiya Zaman, 7, received a $100 in a scholarship 529 college savings plan as part of a New York City pilot program aimed at closing the wealth gap. Her parents have since started saving in their own account. CNBC Rukiya......

CBS Evening News, September 16, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Evening News, September 16, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Scientists split on COVID vaccine booster shots;8-year-old to deliver portable desks to Uganda. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and......

Why men are lagging behind women in college enrollment

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Why men are lagging behind women in college enrollment – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Ron Lieber, author of “The Price You Pay For College,” joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss what’s behind the gender gap at colleges and universities.......

CBS Evening News, September 15, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Evening News, September 15, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Gymnasts demand justice in botched Larry Nassar investigation; Man teaches kids life lessons through chess Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live......

Largest U.S. school system reopens for in-person learning

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Largest U.S. school system reopens for in-person learning – CBS News Watch CBSN Live New York City, which has the largest school system in the country, reopened for in-person learning. Meg Oliver shares more on what’s being done to......

NYC public school students return to classroom amid growing concerns over COVID

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here NYC public school students return to classroom amid growing concerns over COVID – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Some parents are pushing back against New York City schools’ plans to return to in-person learning Monday, since children under 12......

Arizona student assessments hint at significant learning loss amid COVID pandemic

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cole Lauterbach, The Center Square Students in Arizona’s public schools failed reading and math assessments at higher rates this spring than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Test results from the AzM2 and MSAA – Arizona’s two statewide assessments conducted annually......

QAnon and anti-vaxxers brainwashed kids stuck at home — now teachers have to deprogram them

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seventh grade Alabama teacher Sarah Wildes relies on a tool called Checkology to teach her students how to spot real news and misinformation. Courtesy of Sarah Wildes When Sarah Wildes, a seventh grade teacher in Alabama, was asked by a......

ISBE issues new guidance to schools for remote learning

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square The Illinois State Board of Education is preparing schools for the possibility of closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks and high quarantine numbers. The Board of Education has issued guidance for remote learning after the......

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio To Launch New Music Education Program

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click to enlarge Courtesy of BGCNEO Local kids learn about music in a new BGCNEO program. Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio, composer and musician Geoff Tanner, rapper/actor Ludacris and some of the top cultural institutions in Northeast Ohio have developed an integrated program dedicated to leveraging the full benefits......

School districts across Illinois grapple with a lack of school bus drivers

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square As the school year gets underway, signs that read “school bus drivers wanted” are a familiar sight throughout Illinois. The nationwide driver shortage is being felt in the Land of Lincoln. Numerous districts are......

Brnovich warns Biden Secretary of Education about meddling in Arizona school mask ban

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Troutman, The Center Square contributor Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office says it will not tolerate a federal government investigation into Arizona’s school mask policies. That’s according to a letter from Brnovich to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel......

Morgan Stanley thinks Chinese education companies have a way forward despite the crackdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This photo taken on December 18, 2018 shows university students preparing for the upcoming National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate (NEEP) at a library of Shenyang Agricultural University in China’s northeastern Liaoning province. STR | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING —......

Maryland lawmakers, education officials discuss COVID prevention efforts in schools

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kim Jarrett, The Center Square contributor Less than a week after the Maryland Board of Education decided to implement mask mandates in local school systems, a group of lawmakers heard from education officials and health experts about combating COVID-19......

UNICEF ‘very worried’ about the future for women and children in Afghanistan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Afghans continue to wait at Kabul International Airport as thousands of Afghans rush to flee the Afghan capital of Kabul, on August 18, 2021. Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The executive director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, has told CNBC that......

The U.S. education department is investigating five states over their mask mandate bans.

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The Education Department has launched investigations into five states whose prohibitions on universal mask mandates in schools may run afoul of civil rights laws protecting students with disabilities, federal officials announced Monday. The department’s civil rights head wrote to state education leaders in Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah,,......

Tennessee’s education commissioner gives schools option to return to remote learning

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn is giving schools the option to return to remote learning as they struggle with COVID-19 cases. Schwinn on Friday sent a letter to school districts informing them that they can apply......

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