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Lauren Dunn

Lauren Dunn

Lauren covers education for WORLD’s digital, print, and podcast platforms. She is a graduate of Thomas Edison State University and World Journalism Institute. She lives with her family in Wichita, Kan.


Articles by Lauren Dunn
Homeschooling surges among black families

Homeschooling surges among black families

The coronavirus pandemic boosted home education among African Americans, but it wasn’t the only factor

Critics of gifted education programs in public schools complain of racial disparities, but advocates say fixing admission practices can solve the problem

Parents protest federal interference in local school board business

Despite burnout and COVID-19 risks, the field is still drawing new students


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Parents continue to push back against school boards

Enrollment grew by 7 percent during the 2020-2021 school year

Conservatives say the Biden administration’s effort to involve the FBI in investigating parents over school board meetings is a step too far

Public and private school civics courses would ensure children learn the ABCs of government

U.S. schools struggle to staff classrooms as substitute teachers become harder to find

Social media challenge encourages delinquency at school