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Drew Lehman of Lansdale, Pa., became unable to work after a traumatic car accident. He is currently navigating the confusing, bureaucratic process of getting his federal student loans discharged. /Natalie Piserchio for NPR hide caption

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Education Dept. Restores Debt Cancellation For Some Borrowers With Disabilities

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Students returned to in-person learning on a hybrid model this week at St. Anthony Catholic High School in Long Beach, Calif. The country is on track to have a majority of schools open in the next two months, but not all children are going back. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Districts Reopen For In-Person Learning, What Schools May Look Like Going Forward

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3 Feet Apart: New CDC Guidance For Students May Allow For More Schools To Reopen

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Jeevan Guha, 6, offers a view of pandemic-era schooling with this homemade sign in San Francisco. The sign reads, "I miss my school." Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Says Schools Can Now Space Students 3 Feet Apart, Rather Than 6

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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks at the White House on Wednesday. The Department of Education says it is scrapping a controversial, Trump-era policy that granted only partial student loan relief to borrowers who were defrauded by private, for-profit colleges. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Kendra Mendoza's son, Joshua, has cerebral palsy. She says he loves school, but got little of the therapy he needed this spring. Scott Alario for NPR hide caption

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Checking Back With A Teacher, College Student and Mother After A Year At Home

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First lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tour Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, Conn. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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New Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Wants Schools Open 'As Soon As Possible'

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Biden Administration Makes Vaccines A Priority For Teachers

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With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty

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Lawmakers Consider 2 Plans For Monthly Payments To Address Child Poverty

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CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools

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President Biden's education secretary nominee, Miguel Cardona, appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday. Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP hide caption

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Education Pick Miguel Cardona's Message To Lawmakers: 'En La Unión Está La Fuerza'

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