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It is difficult to justify picking student loans as the most problematic form of debt.
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A supportive housing organization in Columbus has figured out how to involve its local elementary school in meaningful 2Gen interventions, and offers lessons for other communities looking to do the same.
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Focusing assistance on those who have been particularly affected by the pandemic could help buy time to implement a permanent solution.
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Without uniform guidance for returning to school this fall, education stakeholders will need to consult the evidence to decide what is best for their students.
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New research finds that any reduction in K–12 funding harms students’ academic and labor market outcomes.
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As districts make decisions about this fall, consideration must be given to how plans can support teachers and their well-being through the pandemic.
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Evidence shows canceling student debt outright is a weak strategy for fiscal stimulus.
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Investments made in youth apprenticeship now could yield returns for decades to come.
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The legacy of racism may be more visible during the pandemic, but it operates all the time, making it harder for Black and brown children to succeed in school and learn at home.
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Schools could emerge from the pandemic with stronger will and capacity to serve students who need more support and flexibility to succeed.

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