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Liz WillenDear reader,
 
Before enrolling at schools in Utah this past winter, 11-year-old Rosa Bermudez and her brothers missed out on roughly two years of regular education while their family sought refuge in the United States. Rosa, who is now learning English, is among asylum seekers whose journey in the midst of a pandemic caps off a seemingly unending cycle of trauma and helplessness, a story we bring you this week.
 
In our continuing coverage of the pandemic’s impact on education, we’ve also learned that colleges and universities are cutting costs by increasing the number of courses faculty teach, along with the number of students in them – and why some faculty are pushing back. You will also find lots of background and pros and cons of free community college on our home page, as President Joe Biden proposes two tuition-free years. And please don’t miss Jill Barshay’s tribute to Robert Slavin, a researcher who could be controversial but was driven always by what he believed best for low-income children of color. As always, we love to hear from you, our readers.

Liz Willen, Editor
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Seeking asylum in a time of Covid

A family fleeing Central America finds safety in the U.S. and opportunity in its schools.

Hechinger en Español: En busca de asilo en tiempos del Covid
Una familia que huye de Centroamérica encuentra refugio en Estados Unidos y oportunidades en sus escuelas.
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PROOF POINTS: Robert Slavin championed the use of scientific evidence to figure out what works in education

Johns Hopkins researcher who died last month bridged academia and the real world.


Stark inequality starts early — with babies, toddlers, report says

Young children face rising rates of poverty, food insecurity.


Some universities’ response to budget woes: Making faculty teach more courses

“Turning the thumbscrews” on professors ultimately hurts students, faculty complain.


OPINION: We need more teachers of color. Getting there requires ambitious equitable solutions

Here’s how one teacher residency program is grappling with the problem.
 

TEACHER VOICE: Don’t avoid discussing race with your students

In the wake of Derek Chauvin’s trial, we must address and answer questions about police violence and current events.
 

COLUMN: Higher education is the key to the new infrastructure system we need

Biden’s American Jobs Plan redresses wrongs and makes smart investments in the science and knowledge we need to move the nation forward.


OPINION: Profits grew while students were hurt by a law intended to protect them

The “90/10” rule should be abolished.
Solutions 
"College Accounts at Birth: State Efforts Raise New Hopes," New York Times

This week’s solutions section came from SolutionsU powered by Solutions Journalism Network and their database of solutions journalism. Search for more solutions.
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