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  1. Figuring Out Home Schooling in the Age of Coronavirus U.S., Yesterday

    Two journalists, with five children between them, discuss what life is like with schools closed and kids at home.

  2. Parents Work on the Front Lines. Where Do Their Children Go All Day? New York, Yesterday

    An experimental program attempts to fill the void of shuttered public schools.

  3. Locked Out of the Virtual Classroom Opinion, March 27

    The coronavirus pandemic has forced a nationwide reckoning with the lack of internet connectivity and devices for students.

  4. Dez-Ann Romain, Educator with Grit and Heart, Dies at 36 Obituaries, March 27

    Ms. Romain ran a school for young people who fared better in a smaller setting; she was the first school employee in New York City to die of the coronavirus

  5. Arnold Obey, 73, Educator and Marathoner, Dies Obituaries, March 27

    Mr. Obey was a veteran school principal who took to marathoning and kept at it — 38 times in a row in the New York City Marathon.

  6. If Your Kid Keeps Asking ‘Why,’ Give Them an Answer Parenting, March 27

    Your kid’s constant questions might be annoying but they offer a unique chance to shape their developing brains

  7. An Israeli Mom Ranted About Online Learning, and the Internet Replied: ‘Same’ Parenting, March 26

    A mother of four talks about her newfound fame after her 90-second diatribe racked up millions of views.

  8. She’s 10, Homeless and Eager to Learn. But She Has No Internet. New York, March 26

    Thousands of students living in shelters and doubled up in overcrowded apartments have not received web-enabled devices for online learning.

  9. She’s an Honors Student. And Homeless. Will the Virtual Classroom Reach Her? Video, March 26

    This week New York City’s public schools began remote learning. But for the more than 100,000 students who are homeless, virtual education may be out of reach.

  10. What Do Children Have to Say About Learning From Home? U.S., March 25

    We would like to hear from students about their experiences with remote learning, including what they like and what they don’t.

  11. Love and Structure Will Carry Us Through Parenting, March 25

    A stable family can help mitigate the long-term effects of quarantine on children.

  12. Your Kids Refuse to Nap? There’s Hope Parenting, March 24

    Putting your child down doesn’t have to be a mystery or a battle of wills.

  13. The Agonizing Wait for My 4-Year-Old’s Coronavirus Test Results Parenting, March 24

    As my son’s temperature spiked, so did my anxiety.

  14. El virus y la pobreza: una mamá deja de comer para alimentar a sus hijos en Español, March 23

    Los estadounidenses de menos recursos económicos se van quedando sin opciones mientras la propagación del coronavirus genera despidos y cierres.

  15. For Children Fleeing War, a Tent Becomes a School World, March 22

    In northwestern Syria, children forced from their homes cannot remember a normal life. Volunteer teachers are trying to give them one.

  16. Relief Offered From Testing and Student Loans as Virus Roils Education U.S., March 20

    The Trump administration suspended mandated standardized testing and offered loan relief to student borrowers, as the coronavirus shut down education.

  17. Working from Home with Musical Accompaniment Real Estate, March 20

    The coronavirus has changed the way we all use our homes.

  18. How to Home School During Coronavirus Parenting, March 20

    It’s not easy, even for professionals. Start with these sample lesson plans.

  19. Coronavirus and Poverty: A Mother Skips Meals So Her Children Can Eat U.S., March 20

    Americans with tight financial resources have fewer options as they navigate coronavirus closures and layoffs.

  20. This Year, Only 10 Black Students Got Into N.Y.C.’s Top High School New York, March 19

    A bitter debate about diversity in the nation’s largest school system followed news last year that Stuyvesant High School had admitted just seven black students.

  21. I Refuse to Run a Coronavirus Home School Opinion, March 19

    My kids are watching TV, playing video games and eating cookies. It’s fine.

  22. What New York Can Do Now Opinion, March 18

    The nonprofits that serve vulnerable communities were already stretched thin before the coronavirus.

  23. Handling Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled Parenting, March 18

    School and events are shutting down, impacting children in unexpected ways. Here’s how to deal with the letdown.

  24. When Home Becomes a Classroom Reader Center, March 18

    As more and more schools close because of the coronavirus, a reporter talks about covering one family’s experience adjusting to online instruction.

  25. Nepal establece clases obligatorias de yoga en las escuelas en Español, March 17

    El gobierno anunció que el curso semanal servirá para promover un estilo de vida saludable y activo. Pero algunos musulmanes temen que promueva algo más: el hinduismo.

  26. Is Youth Homelessness Going Up or Down? It Depends on Whom You Ask U.S., March 17

    Data compiled by two federal departments appear to show opposite trends. Some say the discrepancy undermines efforts to help those hit hard by the housing crisis and the coronavirus.

  27. We Live in Zoom Now Style, March 17

    Zoom is where we work, go to school and party these days.

  28. Schools Are Closing for Coronavirus. Now What? Parenting, March 17

    Education may be disrupted, but that doesn’t mean our kids have to lose out.

  29. ‘It Is a Nightmare Out Here’: Seattle Parents Struggle to Balance Work and Child Care Parenting, March 17

    One of the first major cities to face coronavirus is now dealing with a child care shortage.

  30. A Big List of Podcasts for Little Kids Parenting, March 17

    Here’s a list of great shows to keep kids ages 2 through 6, and their caretakers, occupied.

  31. Coronavirus Fight Lays Bare Education’s Digital Divide Technology, March 17

    In China, many rural students lack the connections or hardware to learn remotely. More nations will confront the same reality as the outbreak spreads.

  32. Nepal Makes Yoga Mandatory for Schoolchildren World, March 16

    The government says the weekly course will promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Some Muslims fear it will promote Hinduism instead.

  33. Parents Scramble as N.Y.C. Schools Close Over Coronavirus New York, March 16

    The threat of the virus, the school system’s most serious challenge in decades, means 1.1 million students need child care and other resources.

  34. Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: The Latest New York, March 16

    The city is closing its public schools, plus all the restaurants and bars, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  35. New York Schools Close Opinion, March 15

    What happens when working people are so vulnerable — without decent health care, child care and other forms of support — that it puts the whole city at risk?

  36. Coronavirus in N.Y.: New York City Public Schools to Close New York, March 15

    Following days of pressure, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to close the nation’s largest public school system.

  37. New York City Public Schools to Close to Slow Spread of Coronavirus New York, March 15

    Following days of pressure, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to close the nation’s largest public school system.

  38. Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Schools, Restaurants and Bars Are Shut Down New York, March 15

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said that it was a wrenching decision to close places that are the “heart and soul of the city.”

  39. How to Make College Decisions When Campuses Are Closed Well, March 15

    With coronavirus closings, tours for admitted students are off the table. Here are some workarounds in this time of social distancing.

  40. ‘It’s Totally Ad Hoc’: Why America’s Virus Response Looks Like a Patchwork U.S., March 15

    For centuries, the United States has resisted a centralized public health policy. This week, as protective measures against the coronavirus varied county to county, Americans saw the cost.

  41. Public School Is a Child’s Right. Should Preschool Be Also? The Upshot, March 15

    Some Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, say the government-financed care and education of children should start at birth instead of at kindergarten.

  42. Here’s Why We Closed Los Angeles Schools Opinion, March 14

    They are a place of refuge for nearly 700,000 students. But they can’t protect them from a pandemic.

  43. We Are New York Teachers. Close the Schools. Opinion, March 14

    Hand washing can’t prevent our thousands of students, faculty and staff at Stuyvesant High from getting infected and infecting loved ones.

  44. Schools Close Over Coronavirus Concerns U.S., March 14

    Saturday: California’s largest school districts have shut down, affecting more than 1,000,000 students across the state.

  45. Administration Offers Guidance to Schools as They Shut Down on Their Own U.S., March 13

    Facing pressure from parents, conflicting messages from experts and initial silence from the federal government, superintendents began making their own decisions to close.

  46. Their School Is Open. But the Kids Are Staying Home. Parenting, March 13

    As the coronavirus continues to spread, some parents think that sending their children to school and day care is too risky.

  47. Something Else Troubling Is Going Around: Dubious Investments Business, March 13

    As markets plunge, investors are likely to see more pitches from annuity brokers peddling complex products. Buyer beware.

  48. Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Pressure to Close School System, Nation’s Largest New York, March 13

    The mayor said the city would “try its damnedest” to keep public schools open. But the Council speaker just called for them to shut.

  49. Coronavirus Is Shutting Schools. Is America Ready for Virtual Learning? U.S., March 13

    Educators experienced with remote learning warn that closures can affect children’s academic progress, safety and social lives.

  50. Everybody Ready for the Big Migration to Online College? Actually, No The Upshot, March 13

    One consequence of coronavirus: It will become more apparent that good online education is easier said than done.

  51. Where Westchester Teens Get Their Coronavirus News Style, March 12

    High school students are turning to meme accounts on Instagram to get real-time updates on the new coronavirus.

  52. Home-Schooling Tweens and Teens During Coronavirus Closings Well, March 12

    Advice from experts and home-schoolers on what do with your children if their schools are closed.

  53. ‘An Eviction Notice’: Chaos After Colleges Tell Students to Stay Away U.S., March 11

    One after the other, like dominoes, colleges announced that because of coronavirus fears, they were suspending classes and asking students to pack up and go.

  54. A Coronavirus ‘Containment Area,’ and Region’s First Death New York, March 11

    The state now has 173 confirmed cases, and the local epicenter, New Rochelle, will turn into a "containment area."

  55. Rules Eased on Colleges Seeking to Close Their Campuses Amid Outbreak U.S., March 10

    The Education Department is offering colleges and universities flexibility on higher education rules as campus closures have begun to cascade.

  56. Remote Learning Comes to America as Coronavirus Shuts Schools Interactive, March 10

    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.

  57. We Don’t Need to Close Schools to Fight the Coronavirus Opinion, March 10

    Shutdowns could likely do more harm than good, since there’s little evidence that children are a major source of the spread.

  58. In a Plan to Bring Yoga to Alabama Schools, Stretching Is Allowed. ‘Namaste’ Isn’t. U.S., March 9

    State legislators are considering lifting part of a 1993 law forbidding yoga from public schools. Critics say it is an inherently religious, and “non-Christian,” practice.

  59. School Closings Over Coronavirus in New York and New Jersey Interactive, March 9

    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.

  60. Thousands of Students in New York Face Shuttered Schools New York, March 9

    Columbia, Hofstra and Yeshiva universities canceled classes, and public schools in the suburb of Scarsdale will close for the week.

  61. Girl With Disabilities Sexually Abused and Raped on School Bus, Lawsuit Says U.S., March 8

    Two other students with special needs abused the girl over a 17-day period, and the driver did not report it until after the girl was raped, court papers say.

  62. Forfeited Games and Virtual Learning: Coronavirus Shuts Down Schools U.S., March 8

    As the virus continues to spread across the country, schools are closing their doors in an effort to protect their students.

  63. Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Why Closing Public Schools Is a ‘Last Resort’ New York, March 7

    The city’s schools will probably stay open because they double as social service centers for hundreds of thousands of poor students.

  64. A ‘Dreamer’ Finds His Sense of Belonging Fashion, March 6

    “I miss my son, and I wish I could meet Allison,” said the groom’s mother, through tears, from Bangladesh. “I hope that one day we can all be together.”

  65. No Cell Signal, No Wi-Fi, No Problem. Growing Up Inside America’s ‘Quiet Zone’ U.S., March 6

    Green Bank, W.Va., is home to a telescope so large that it requires near radio silence to operate, a technological restriction that has created a unique kind of modern childhood.

  66. Coronavirus School Closings: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late Opinion, March 6

    History teaches us that keeping children at home early in an outbreak can save lives.

  67. How Working-Class Life Is Killing Americans, in Charts Interactive, March 6

    It’s not just older Americans dying of “despair.”

  68. ‘¿Cuándo podemos ir a la escuela?’: casi 300 millones de niños faltan a clase en Español, March 5

    El cierre de escuelas por el coronavirus es global. La velocidad y escala mundial de la suspensión de clases “no tiene precedentes”, advirtió Naciones Unidas.

  69. How Poetry Shakes Up the National Desk’s Morning Meetings Reader Center, March 5

    A good poem can jolt our minds into thinking about the country’s most important stories in unexpected ways, our National editor writes.

  70. The Open Borders Trap Sunday Review, March 5

    Trump won’t stop talking and tweeting about them. But when it comes to immigration, what do Democrats actually believe?

  71. Lesson of the Day: ‘Gender Pronouns Can Be Tricky on Campus. Harvard Is Making Them Stick.’ The Learning Network, March 5

    In this lesson, learn how students are pushing to make colleges and universities more inclusive.

  72. Education Dept. Reverses Plan to Cut Rural School Funding U.S., March 4

    The reversal, which followed a bipartisan backlash, will last for only a year unless Congress permanently changes the program’s eligibility requirements.

  73. She Was Excited for a New School. Then the Anti-Semitic ‘Jokes’ Started. New York, March 4

    First, a deeply offensive photo. Three students’ college plans were soon derailed, and a community closed ranks.

  74. ‘When Can We Go to School?’ Nearly 300 Million Children Are Missing Class. World, March 4

    The global scale and speed of the educational disruption from the coronavirus epidemic is “unparalleled,” the United Nations said.

  75. Carmen Herrera Mural to Grace East Harlem Arts, March 3

    The artist’s design will be executed by students from Publicolor, an arts and education program, and Manhattan East School for Arts and Academics.

  76. ‘Fire Carranza!’: Why Asian-Americans Are Targeting Schools Chief New York, March 3

    Protesters say the New York chancellor’s integration agenda harms their children, but he responds that it would benefit “all cultures and all ethnic groups.”

  77. A School Administrator Contracted Coronavirus on a Class Trip. A Week Later, Parents Found Out. U.S., March 2

    Rhode Island’s first coronavirus case is an administrator at a Catholic school, who came down with symptoms after a trip to Italy.

  78. Israel, ‘Start-up Nation,’ Groans Under Strains of Growth and Neglect World, March 1

    The election on Monday might break a yearlong political deadlock. But huge challenges in health, education and transit are decades in the making.