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Students and teachers alike struggle with digital connectivity – but education is just one area in which technology matters. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

State efforts to close the K-12 digital divide may come up short

Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
Parents say there has been a lack of academic and social learning opportunities for children during the pandemic. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

5 tips to help preschoolers with special needs during the pandemic

The pandemic and shifts to virtual learning have set many children back academically. The setbacks can be particularly challenging for children with disabilities, but recovery is possible.
Substitute teachers, like this one in Indiana in 2020, are in short supply during the pandemic. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Where are all the substitute teachers?

School districts across the US are starting to pay subs more and make it easier to become a sub – in an effort to keep classrooms operating despite large numbers of staff out sick.
Joy Harrison, a second grade teacher in Oakland, California, helps a student. Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP

‘Teaching has always been hard, but it’s never been like this’ – elementary school teachers talk about managing their classrooms during a pandemic

Halfway through the school year that was supposed to be a return to normal, teachers are barely hanging on.
Protests around the world aim to end human trafficking. Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty Images

Schools join the fight against human trafficking

As schools across the US begin to teach students and staff how to prevent human trafficking, a scholar explains five key elements of anti-trafficking education.
The majority of child care workers are women and people of color. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

About 1 in 3 child care workers are going hungry

Child care workers are at the center of the food insecurity crisis in America. In 2020, nearly one-third of them were food insecure.
First-generation college students say higher education is a way for them to improve their families’ lives, and their own. Hispanolistic/E+ via Getty Images

Beyond social mobility, college students value giving back to society

Students who are the first in their family to attend college view a college degree differently than children of college-educated parents, researchers find.

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