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NPR: COMIC: If history is a guide, schools will start requiring COVID vaccines

The first time kids had to get a vaccine to go to school was more than 200 years ago. The disease? Smallpox.

NPR: ‘TBH’ and ‘dad bod’ are among Merriam-Webster’s 455 newest words. Because language

The pandemic pushed more culture and communication online than ever, and the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster were watching.

VOA: Troubled Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets an Overhaul

The Biden administration is moving to relax the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously...

VOA: ‘Varsity Blues’ Trial Promises Fresh Insights in Old Scandal

The first trial in the "Operation Varsity Blues" college admissions bribery scandal will begin this week, with the potential to shed light...

AP: State education board clears way for school mask mandate

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday that gives state Education Commissioner Jeff Riley the authority...

NPR: Breakthrough COVID Infections Add Even More Chaos To School’s Start In 2021

"We were so careful," says Alysha Johnson, a resident of Discovery Bay, east of San Francisco. "I'm a germaphobe. When this whole...

AP: Pandemic prompts changes in how future teachers are trained

Before last year, a one-credit technology course for students pursuing master’s degrees in education at the University of Washington wasn’t seen as...

NPR: Students Need To Be In Classrooms, With Masks, This Fall, Education Secretary Says

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has a message for schools across the country ahead of the new school year: Students need to...

NPR: Serious Cases Remain Rare, But Coronavirus Infections In Children Are On The Rise

As coronavirus cases climb worryingly across the United States, a recent study shows that the number of children contracting the virus "steadily...

VOA: STEM Jobs Lead List of Fastest-Growing Occupations

The number of STEM jobs — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — have sped past the number of non-STEM jobs by three times since 2000. 

Investigated, Not Interviewed, for US Student Visa

"Are any of your family members involved with the Taliban?" was among the many probing questions the U.S. Consulate asked me when...

VOA: US Universities Express Confidence About Return of Foreign Students

An overwhelming majority—86%—of U.S. colleges, universities and other learning programs for higher education plan to bring international students back to campus to...

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[Urbana] Check out the new sculpture at Meadowbrook Park!

Be sure to head out to Meadowbrook Park and the Timpone Family Tree Grove, and check out Suzi's Garden.  The sculpture was fabricated...

[Champaign] RESTAURANT WEEK

JAN 28 - FEB 5The Champaign County Area Restaurant Week is back! Discover local flavors at over 25 restaurants across the county...

[Urbana] Free injury screenings this winter and spring

Have nagging pain? Tweak something shoveling snow or working out? You have the chance to get a free injury...

[Champaign] ALL ABOUT MOVIES

AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE January Is All About Movies at the Virginia Theatre. Here's what you can catch on...