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Schools Plan To Keep Providing Meals Amid Colder Weather, Strained Budgets. See more national education news here

| December 15, 2020
Schools Plan To Keep Providing Meals Amid Colder Weather, Strained Budgets. See more national education news here

While schools have been proactive and creative with their student meal distributions during the pandemic, concerns are growing that programs will struggle in the coming months to keep up with the demands or be unable to reach those in need, warned No Kid Hungry, a campaign of poverty alleviation nonprofit Share Our Strength that aims to end childhood hunger, during a reporter town hall meeting Dec. 3.

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National Assessment Of Educational Progress Delayed Until 2022. See more national education news here

| December 1, 2020
National Assessment Of Educational Progress Delayed Until 2022. See more national education news here

National reading and math tests long used to track what U.S. students know in those subjects are being postponed from next year to 2022 over concerns about whether testing would be feasible or produce valid results during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Center for Education Statistics announced Wednesday.

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The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide. See more national education news here

| September 15, 2020
The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide. See more national education news here

Teen and youth anxiety and depression are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in youth suicide.

At the end of June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed Americans on their mental health. They found symptoms of anxiety and depression were up sharply across the board between March and June, compared with the same time the previous year. And young people seemed to be the hardest-hit of any group.

Almost 11 percent of all respondents to that survey said they had “seriously considered” suicide in the past 30 days. For those ages 18 to 24, the number was 1 in 4 — more than twice as high.

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