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Kalyn Belsha is a national reporter for Chalkbeat based in Chicago. Previously, she covered education for The Chicago Reporter, Catalyst Chicago and the suburban Chicago Tribune. She is a former Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at Columbia University and has taught journalism at Loyola University Chicago.

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Biden calls for mandating vaccines for teachers, more testing in schools — but his authority is limited

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As virtual options split off from traditional school, interest dips

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Educators see struggling students. After a pandemic year, do they need extra help or services for a disability?

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Feds open civil rights investigations into 5 states that have limited school mask mandates

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Biden pushes back as governors, including in Tennessee, try to block school mask mandates

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As quarantines send students home, what’s the plan to keep them learning?

Some students are being sent home with only paper packets or are receiving no instruction at all.

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How 5 teachers are changing their back-to-school routines to calm COVID worries and help students readjust

Lack of in-person instruction pushed public school enrollment down, new research finds

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‘They’ll know more than I ever knew’: More states move to require lessons on Native American history and culture

The efforts to improve curriculum are continuing nationwide, despite concerns about potential backlash.

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