Topic 1 Four-year-old Girl Became Piano Player in One Year
At just four years of age, Brigitte Xie has already won a place to perform piano at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Topic 2 Calls for Free Community College as Fewer Go During Pandemic
The year-long pandemic has led to an overall decrease of students going to colleges.
Topic 3 Pressure Builds for Schools to Teach Climate Change Studies
International organizations and other groups are calling for climate change studies to become a usual part of school curriculums around the world.
Topic 4 College Athletes Can Now Make Money from Their Fame
An American college football player makes the winning touchdown in a game watched by millions of people on television.
Topic 5 Startup Teaches Young Nigerians to Program Websites on Smartphones
Samuel Anyaele is teaching young Nigerians computer skills using their smartphones. The goal is to give them the ability to find a job anywhere in the world.
Topic 6 Rights Group: Australian Universities Avoid Criticizing China
Many Chinese students at Australian universities have created an environment of self-censorship, a rights group says.
Topic 7 Some US Students Choose Career Training over College
One morning in June, A.J. Muir, an 18-year-old high school student from Springfield, Virginia, was taking a test in an empty classroom.
Topic 8 Biden Proposes Making Preschool Free for Children
American President Joe Biden is making childcare and education a major concern of his administration.
Topic 9 How Will Colleges Evaluate Students during Pandemic?
When schools around the U.S. closed starting in March 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, more American students than usual received low grades.
Topic 10 Report: School Closures Hurting Students’, Teachers’ Mental Health
Public schools in many parts of America have been closed to in-person classes during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, there is evidence that the closures are having an effect on the mental health of students.
Topic 11 TOEFL ‘Essentials’: A Shorter, Less Costly English Test
The TOEFL iBT has been the most common English test for international students seeking entrance to American colleges.
Topic 12 Hundreds of Students Likely to Leave Hong Kong Schools
A Hong Kong teacher’s union says hundreds of students are likely to leave the Chinese territory’s schools after the upcoming summer vacation.
Topic 13 Students Use 1619 Project to Learn Legacy of Racism, Slavery
Several American states have proposed new legislation and policies controlling how the history of race and slavery is taught in public schools.
Topic 14 MacKenzie Scott Donates Over $2 billion to 286 Organizations, Colleges
MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently donated over $2 billion to hundreds of organizations, including colleges and universities.
Topic 15 How Job Training for US Students Can Get Better
Monica Bentley is the administrator for Edison Academy in the American state of Virginia.
Topic 16 Online Educator Coursera Plans to Sell Shares
If you are like over 70 million other people around the world, you may have taken a class with Coursera.
Topic 17 Millions More Girls Miss School During the Pandemic
In many parts of the world, attending school can be a daily struggle for children, especially girls.
Topic 18 Bolivian Parents Take Classes to Help Children Study
When the COVID-19 pandemic closed their sons' school, Bolivian parents Angela Poma and Lorenzo Gutierrez made some big changes.
Topic 19 Are Artistic Advanced Degrees Worth the Cost?
A recent story in the Wall Street Journal newspaper looked at students who went to celebrated universities such as Columbia and New York University in New York City, for advanced degrees in subjects like art, film and even social work.
Topic 20 In Teaching Online, Educators Learn as They Go
School districts around the United States were not ready for online learning when the coronavirus health crisis hit – and it affected students.