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A College Degree Still Means Higher Earnings

18 October 2021
A growing number of Americans are questioning the value of four-year college degrees as the prices of higher education rise. Many argue that students are left with deep debts and no clear path to jobs. The Gallup research company questioned American families about the issue in November and December 2020. It reported that 46 percent of the...

School Returns Go Better Than Expected

18 October 2021
In many countries, children have been going to school for more than a month. So far, fears the Delta coronavirus variant would prevent in-person learning have largely proven unfounded. In twelve countries with high vaccination rates in Asia, Europe and the United States, case rates increased in August. Now, they have mostly fallen back,...

ESL Programs Face Shortages, Learning Loss during Pandemic

18 October 2021
Students in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are a large and growing population in American schools. The U.S. Department of Education says that the number of ESL learners increased by more than 1 million from 2000 to 2020. That is about 10 percent of all students in the country. In states like California and Texas, nearly 20 percent...