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Online education news and analysis from The Nation
October 27, 2020
International Students Don’t Want to Study in the US Anymore
And with constant changes in immigration policy keeping them in a state of anxiety during the pandemic, who can blame them?
September 23, 2020
Why Are Students Paying for Their Schools’ Losses?
Students across the country have had to pay full tuition for online courses and no campus services, but many are pushing back.
September 1, 2020
What This Country Needs Is a Working Parents Administration
A combination of federally funded online tutoring and Parenting Pay could jump-start real equity in education and build a culture and economy of care.
June 16, 2020
How the New York City School System Failed the Test of Covid-19
The city’s leaders bungled the closing of the schools when the coronavirus struck. Can they be trusted to reopen them safely?
May 12, 2020
Covid-19 Has Made Our Broken School System Worse
As a teacher, I wonder about the students I’ve been unable to reach and whose faces I never see online.
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May 6, 2020
No Student Deserves to Fail During a Pandemic
Students across the country are pushing for their schools to adopt a universal pass system, arguing that online classes put underprivileged students at a disadvantage.
November 4, 2019
Where I Live You Can Break Your Neck Trying to Get Cell Service
And other tales from the Internet wilderness.
July 5, 2018
Classes Are Open at Resistance School
A new project aims to put sophisticated political tools into the hands of the people.
February 8, 2017
Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins.
DeVos will have significant influence over how civil-rights protections for students are enforced, and how the for-profit college and student-loan industries are regulated.
September 14, 2016
Unions Enter the World of Online Charter Schools
The teachers across Agora Cyber Charter’s “virtual classrooms” have won an unlikely organizing victory.