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Tacoma teachers struggle to reach kids amid virus closure

Apr. 26, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — At least 40 percent. That’s how many of her students Nichol Everett, a teacher at Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma, says she hasn’t heard from since Washington Gov. Jay Inslee shut down public schools in response to the coronavirus more than a month ago. Everett says...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders’ scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014. DeVos on Thursday, April 23, 2020 called the results  “stark and inexcusable.”  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

History, geography scores dip on Nation's Report Card

Apr. 23, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders' scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014, results Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called “stark and inexcusable.” Civics scores on the 2018 assessments were the same as in the last round of tests four years...