The willingness of some workers to give up their livelihoods helps explain the country’s struggle to contain the pandemic.
Diversos profesores explican cómo mejorar el aprendizaje social y emocional de los estudiantes.
A 7-year-old told her mother that she resisted a New Jersey teacher’s attempt to pull off her Muslim head covering. It spiraled from there.
A look at California’s ethnic studies requirement.
Republicans hope that concerns about critical race theory can help them in the midterm elections. The issue has torn apart one Wisconsin suburb.
Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa traded attacks over past lies, a Brooklyn apartment and “buffoonery” on the debate stage.
A rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.
It can be the safety-above-all caricature that deep-red America has made of it, or it can leave the age of emergency behind.
Teachers across the country on how to support children’s social and emotional learning.
Family welfare policies never took off in the United States as they did in the rest of the wealthy world. Some Democrats think the country is ready.
Attendance rates for students living in shelters fell to just 73 percent in the first few weeks of the new school year, compared with around 90 percent for all students.
With public schools on the defensive, is this a blip or a ‘once-in-100-year moment for the growth of Christian education’?
Because even classrooms with the strictest safety protocols might have to deal with some cases.
Two bills are before the New York State Senate proposing to decriminalize sex work — only one truly helps the sex workers themselves.
A meticulous team reviews the crossword, vetting each clue and answer because “there is no such thing as a neutral word.”
A program in West Virginia, partially rolled out while Joe Manchin was governor, could be a model for the nation. But there were challenges, including the 10 years it took to establish.
Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri has asked for a criminal investigation of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who told the state that a website revealed teachers’ Social Security numbers.
Eric Adams, New York City’s likely next mayor, rebuked Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to scrap the current system as he prepares to leave office.
State lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League condemned a school official’s advice to “make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”
A grad student in London hoped to collect a few testimonies from teenage sexual assault victims for a petition to teach consent in schools. She got thousands.
New York City is giving every public school kindergartner $100 in a college savings account.
Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.
New York City may overhaul its elementary admissions to the selective track.
We asked 18 academics what they would choose if they could pick only one, as Senator Manchin has reportedly advised.
After years of fighting, Afghanistan’s war-torn rural areas are opening up for the first time. We traveled with the Taliban to a U.S.-funded school in Faryab Province that’s become a symbol of foreign intervention.
Virginia Republicans in a tight governor’s race have been staging “Parents Matter” rallies and tapping into conservative anger over mandates and critical race theory.
The debate over gifted-and-talented programs. Also: Moderna's chairman responds; "illiberal democracy" in Hungary - and the U.S.?
New York City is giving every public school kindergartner $100 in a college savings account. Here’s why every penny matters.
The Senate is in a tizzy. Education is in a tizzy. Also, Democratic strategists.
The Chinese territory is experiencing its biggest population drop in decades as residents flee political repression and a new “patriotic” curriculum.
A Black superintendent’s email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm.
We should resist the temptation to shield children from the realities of the pandemic.
Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children’s schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.
President Biden’s social policy legislation aims to address a problem that weighs on many families — and the teachers and child care centers serving them.
Thursday’s decision means that the districts could face cutbacks that are equal to their school board members’ salaries for requiring students and staff to wear masks.
Larrianna Jackson, 18, a student at Covington High School in Louisiana, is a facing a felony battery charge after she repeatedly punched a teacher, the authorities say.
Vaccines for kids inch forward.
Despite some turmoil, a vast majority of students have been in classrooms full-time and mostly uninterrupted this fall. Now, educators debate what’s next.
Ricardo F. Jaramillo, a finalist of the 2019 Modern Love College Essay contest, illuminates his writing process.
The authorities said three students and one older person were injured in a shooting that broke out after a fight at a high school in Arlington. The police are searching for Timothy George Simpkins, a student at the school, who they say is a suspect in the shooting.
Critical race theory battles hit libraries.
Rich countries contribute an average of $14,000 per year for a toddler’s care, compared with $500 in the U.S. The Democrats’ spending bill tries to shrink the gap.
His aggressive agenda as a pastor and civic leader in Brownsville and Bushwick laid the groundwork for a remarkable recovery.
The Treasury Department warned Gov. Doug Ducey that he was misusing money that was meant to combat the coronavirus.
The announcement came after groups representing school administrators requested federal help in response to a wave of threats over issues such as mask mandates and teaching about racism.
England is taking more risks than many U.S. schools as a way of returning to normal. Many parents approve, but with more than 180,000 students absent in recent weeks, others question the trade off.
Among teachers, the vaccination rate has climbed to 96% following the imposition of a mandate in New York City schools.
Everything is going just the way Biden dreamed it up.
The mandate is the first full vaccine requirement for any group of city workers and affects well over 150,000 teachers and staff members.
Dozens of artists and teachers from a prominent music school that promoted girls’ education left the country, but more remain behind. “The mission is not complete,” its founder said.
Hundreds of students, parents and residents in York County, Pa., protested limits on books told from the perspective of gay, Black and Latino children.
Children from kindergarten to 12th grade in both public and private schools will be required to be inoculated against the coronavirus once the F.D.A. gives full approval.
The shift occurred as schools reopened amid the Delta variant wave. But the share of parents who were adamantly opposed has barely budged.
The Department of Justice filed a court brief saying that the ban runs afoul of federal law if, as parents claim, it is preventing their disabled children from safely attending public schools.
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Unions are hurting their members and the rest of us by fighting vaccine mandates.
Fewer workers mean fewer hot meals for students.
Vaccine mandates in hospitals and schools; Haitians and immigration policy; abortion and Republicans.
What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?
Students missed homecoming, field trips and classes, while also handling anxiety and economic precarity. Now, they must leap into the future, with the school’s help.
The mayor said he would extend the deadline until the end of the day Friday.
A proposed rule could save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which a federal judge in Texas found unlawful in July.
Schools across the country are offering less healthy lunch options as they struggle with dwindling supplies, delayed shipments and fewer cafeteria workers.
The short mention in a sweeping health plan lacked specifics, but it set off concerns in a country with a history of intrusive reproductive policies.
The rulings were the second and third the last two weeks to suspend Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order after parents sued, charging that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The mandate, which affects well over 150,000 people working in the nation’s largest school system, was set to go into effect on Monday at midnight.
Some districts have established robust virus testing programs, but many others are struggling.
The city's 1 million students return to classrooms today, many for the first time since March 2020.
What to look for in backpacks, lunch boxes, and pencils.
What the spread of the Delta variant means for sending kids back to the classroom.
St. Theresa School argued in a court document that it was the school’s First Amendment right to fire the pregnant teacher.
America’s greatest city is beating the pandemic. Can it also recover from decades of division and neglect?
Here are the mayoral candidates in their own words, so voters can make up their own minds.
Moms spend a lot of time cataloging their failures. This Mother’s Day, revel in your talents.
Working on the audio documentary “Odessa” gave one producer a painful look at the post-lockdown emotional struggles of teenagers.
Une simulation des flux d’air dans une vraie salle de classe à New York montre que des mesures simples de ventilation peuvent réduire le risque d’exposition au coronavirus.
Few counties in the United States meet the C.D.C.’s guidelines to avoid major restrictions on reopening schools, according to a New York Times analysis.
Una simulación del flujo de aire en un aula real de la ciudad de Nueva York muestra que la simple ventilación y la filtración pueden reducir la probabilidad de exposición al coronavirus.
A simulation of airflow in a real New York City classroom shows how simple ventilation and filtration can reduce the probability of coronavirus exposure.
A deal between the city and its teachers' union cleared the way for prekindergarten and special needs students. More will follow.
A look at this week’s news from the team tracking the coronavirus.
Even in states where teachers are allowed to get shots, a sudden expansion of vaccine eligibility, combined with a limited supply of doses, has made it difficult for some to make appointments.
There are 13,000 school districts in the U.S. Here is how some are faring.
To keep your little ones occupied, look no further than the world of podcasts. Here are a few ideas for kids ages 2 to 6.
From the basement apartment she shares with her mom, Taniya Ria is one of tens of thousands of students who spent time trying to navigate remote learning on a phone.
Bianca Barragán is counting on her children’s bilingual education program to teach them English. From afar, that’s a challenge.
Remote learning is extra hard for millions of students who lack reliable internet at home. Wi-Fi buses are the solution in this Michigan community.
The U.S. military’s past battles with Infectious disease have helped it fight off coronavirus.
Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled the start of in-person classes for the country’s largest school system just three days before they were set to begin, sowing even more confusing among parents and educators.
Racism is at the heart of our nation’s inequality.
You want to read more but are having a hard time staying focused? This list will help keep you on track.
Our cities’ teachers on how children’s neighborhoods at birth shape their lives.
A city poised on the edge of Europe and the rest of the world became the incubator for talents like Dries Van Noten, Luc Tuymans and Ann Demeulemeester.
Facing the threat of the coronavirus, schools around the country are trying a new experiment in distance learning on a mass scale. We followed one family through the experience.
Here is a growing list of public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities, that have suspended or altered classes in the local effort to curb the outbreak.
Here’s how I did it, and what I learned about how the curriculum has changed since my own school days.
Her K-12 proposal includes ending such testing, but there’s less than meets the eye.
And conservatives could be the big winners.
Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings.
Why are some small towns thriving?
When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.
High schoolers offer their views on violence in El Salvador, suicide, transgender people, leggings, Asian stereotypes and more.
Schools are not required to use the same terminology in their offers. And an “award” could mean a grant — or a loan. “Celebrate,” one expert says. “Then, decide.”
Psychologists find that story time can build the strong relationships they need for healthy development.
Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.
The program is the first one to be closed as part of the city’s escalating effort to stem the country’s largest measles outbreak in decades.
A reader offers a compelling reason to choose print rather than digital.
Lauren Miranda, 25, was fired from a Long Island school after a student obtained a topless selfie she said she had sent to a teacher she had dated.
The attack occurred early on Wednesday in Hunan Province. The authorities said a suspect, a 31-year-old man, had been taken into custody.
“I want to find out what happened, how it happened and who was involved,” said the father of Raniya Wright.
We invite students to submit a letter in response to a recent article, and we’ll publish some of our favorites.
Yet again, the paucity of black and Latino students admitted to New York City’s elite public high schools is cause for alarm, and action.
A proposal to cut $17.6 million from the Special Olympics is drawing widespread opposition, but it’s unlikely to make it past Congress anyway.
According to school leaders, 19 former faculty and staff members were said to have potentially engaged in sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior with students over the span of three decades.
Civic service as a way of life.
Forget admissions bribery. For poorer families, even “free public college” isn’t free if only tuition costs are covered.
The New York State Association of Independent Schools argues against further regulation.
Pam Northam handed raw cotton to children touring the governor’s mansion and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick the crop.
Some believe more playtime will encourage creativity and make children less cranky and restless.
Education unions were able to immediately mobilize workers and win concessions, as s a national movement pushes back against decades of school reforms.