Alia Wong, Messenger Post Media

Alia Wong

Messenger Post Media

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Alia:

Overworked, underpaid? The toll of burnout is contributing to teacher shortages nationwide

Amid low compensation and high stress, vacancies remain widespread in certain schools and subjects. → Read More

Hundreds of day cares are closed today as educators go on strike. Here's why

As part of "A Day Without Child Care," workers, owners and parents are demonstrating to demand greater investments in early learning. → Read More

‘A decision no parent should ever have to make’: Families are suing over mask mandate bans

By banning mask mandates, parents of students with disabilities say states are forcing them to choose between their kids' health and their education. → Read More

Should kids wear masks in school? These states have banned mandates despite experts’ pleas

Do mask mandates work? While some states have banned schools from requiring masks for students, experts say the practice will keep kids safer. → Read More

Parents desperately need child care. But day cares are struggling to retain workers.

Half of the day care workers who left early in the COVID pandemic have yet to return to their child care jobs, due to low pay or fear of health risks. → Read More

'We're all in': Second-largest teachers union calls for reopening all schools in the fall

The 2nd-largest teachers union in the U.S. is calling for fully reopening schools this fall, lifting a key barrier to a traditional school schedule. → Read More

As millions of kids skip kindergarten, the learning gap widens — and schools may lose funding

With parents desperate for alternatives to distance learning, kindergarten enrollment has plummeted in districts across the country. → Read More

Betsy DeVos vowed to change American education. For the most part, she didn’t.

Betsy DeVos is known for her support of school choice. But she didn't accomplish much of that agenda. Here's what she got done as education secretary. → Read More

Women in health care are already overworked. Where do they turn when the toll of coronavirus hits them?

“We don’t know what to do,” says Catherine Jones, a registered nurse at a Boston-area community health center. As the uncertainty surrounding covid-19 quickly mounted in recent weeks, 30-year-old Jones and her colleagues at their understaffed clinic had largely been left up to their own devices. They’d been forced to decide, ad hoc, when and where to don masks, gowns and gloves amid nationwide… → Read More

The Cat With a Campus Wrapped Around His Paw

For the past two years, Moxie has been invading classrooms and riding around Kenyon College atop students’ backpacks. → Read More

Back-to-School Night Is Hard for Single Parents

Meant to be welcoming, such events can make solo parents feel isolated. → Read More

The Surreal End of an American College

Small schools across the United States are facing budget shortfalls and low enrollment—leading some to shut down in the middle of students’ higher-education experience. → Read More

College-Admissions Hysteria Is Not the Norm

A focus on highly selective schools obscures the experience of the vast majority of American undergraduates. → Read More

The Gun Violence That’s a Bigger Threat to Kids Than School Shootings

Mass killings on school grounds account for a very small percent of victims, but they capture far more public attention than other shootings. → Read More

Parents Are Biased Against Even Quality ‘Urban’ Schools

Many of these schools are improving, but the persistent stigma against them contributes to segregation. → Read More

Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People's Mental Health

Ph.D. candidates suffer from anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation at astonishingly high rates. → Read More

Elite-College Admissions Are Broken

The racial-discrimination lawsuit against Harvard, which goes to trial this week, raises questions about far more than affirmative action. → Read More

Civics Education Helps Create Young Voters and Activists

Youth voter turnout is notoriously low in the U.S., especially when social-studies classes are notably absent. → Read More

Pimples Could Be Good for Your Grades

High-school students with acne tend to have higher GPAs and are more likely to finish college, according to a new study. → Read More

Boys Don’t Read Enough

Girls read more than boys in just about every developed country, and it's a big reason they have better educational outcomes. → Read More