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Education flip-flops in 2020

Education | The pandemic disrupted classes and school district plans around the country this year
by The Editors
Posted 12/31/20, 04:05 pm

COVID-19 upended education this year, forcing a mass experiment in crisis homeschooling and online school. Protests this summer also reached campus, driving not just public statements but changes in grading, admissions, and school safety. And while student debt cancellation and Betsy DeVos’s replacement as secretary of education may dominate next year’s education headlines, this year’s financial crisis for colleges will also have far-reaching consequences. Here are 2020’s top education stories.

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2020 News of the Year: Moments

News Of The Year
by The Editors
Posted 12/31/20, 01:46 pm

Year 2020 set a record for the Atlantic hurricane season—30 named storms, 12 hitting the continental United States—but tempests came in other shapes as well. Civil wars continued in Yemen and Syria, wildfires raged in the U.S. West, and China continued to menace the people of Hong Kong. Crises, conflicts, and close calls can remind Christians they are not home yet, but that God is still in control. 

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Quotables

News
by The Editors
Posted 12/30/20, 02:57 pm

“My granddaughter turned 1 yesterday in California. … This is my birthday present to her. I’ve never been able to see her.”

Cape Coral, Fla., resident MARY RAVIS, 69, who waited with her husband for hours in a line in Lee County in late December to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. “I really need this vaccine,” she told the Fort Myers News-Press, explaining she and her husband had underlying health conditions. “Our lives have been on hold for the past 10 months.” 

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