Laura Edghill

Laura is an education correspondent for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University graduate and serves as the communications director for her church. Laura resides with her husband and three sons in Clinton Township, Mich. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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International interests in U.S. education

Education | Colleges fail to report billions in donations from foreign actors
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/05/20, 02:20 pm

U.S. Education Department officials reported in late October that the country’s colleges and universities failed to disclose more than $6.5 billion in funding and resources from foreign nations. Some came from countries with hostile or tense relations with the United States such as China and Russia.

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Schools pass COVID-19 test

Education | The nation’s classrooms might not be the superspreaders many feared
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/05/20, 02:15 pm

A few months into the school year, online learning is starting to wear on families already stretched to the limit by last spring’s educational disruptions. Students who struggle to learn remotely face long-term consequences after missing nearly six months of classroom instruction.

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Excused absences for college freshmen

Education | Students delay starting higher education over COVID-19 concerns
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/21/20, 03:06 pm

More first-year college students than ever put their plans on hold this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Freshmen classes shrank by 16.1 percent nationally and 22.7 percent at community colleges, the survey found.

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