1. A Religious Charter School Faces Pushback From the Charter School Movement Itself U.S., Yesterday

    A Catholic school, newly approved in Oklahoma, is testing the bounds of what it means to be a charter — uncomfortably so for some leaders.

  2. New A.I. Chatbot Tutors Could Upend Student Learning Business, Yesterday

    Proponents see the tools as a way to automatically customize academic support. They could also make children test subjects for A.I. experiments.

  3. Not Just Math Quizzes: Khan Academy’s Tutoring Bot Offers Playful Features Business, Yesterday

    The new, A.I.-assisted Khanmigo allows students to chat with simulated historical figures or co-write stories with the software.

  4. Two Killed in Shooting After High School Graduation in Richmond, Va. Video, June 7

    The gunfire, which left five other people injured, sparked chaos after Huguenot High School’s ceremony. A 19-year-old man was in custody.

  5. Columbia University Drops Out of U.S. News Rankings for Undergraduate Schools U.S., June 6

    The Ivy League school said it would no longer share data with the college guide, the first major university to do so. Its relationship with U.S. News has been up and down.

  6. The College Admissions Process: No Easy Answers Opinion, June 6

    Readers respond to a column by David Brooks. Also: Aid Ukraine, regardless; a court ruling on drag shows; corporate welfare.

  7. A Religious School That’s Also a Public School Briefing, June 6

    Oklahoma’s decision to allow the Catholic church to operate a public school continues a winning streak for religious conservatives.

  8. The Fight Over Phonics The Daily, June 6

    Why American schools are changing how reading is taught.

  9. Make Way for the Bike Bus New York, June 6

    For the school commute, families are taking to the streets with two wheels. Some have termed the movement “kidical mass.”

  10. La masculinidad estadounidense según Josh Hawley En español, June 6

    En su nuevo libro, el senador estadounidense por Misuri alienta encontrar consuelo en el pasado para sanar y rescatar la hombría.

  11. Oklahoma Approves First Religious Charter School in the U.S. U.S., June 5

    The school will offer online, Roman Catholic instruction funded by taxpayers. Its approval is certain to tee off a legal battle over the separation of church and state.

  12. Nearly 90 Afghan Schoolgirls Were Poisoned, Officials Suspect World, June 5

    Students and staff members at two schools in northern Afghanistan fell ill with respiratory and neurological symptoms.

  13. Schools Received Billions in Stimulus Funds. It May Not Be Doing Enough. Washington, June 5

    Pandemic aid was supposed to help students recover from learning loss, but results have been mixed.

  14. En las escuelas rusas, se recita el abecedario y odas al ejército En español, June 5

    El plan de estudios para los jóvenes rusos enfatiza cada vez más el patriotismo y el heroísmo del ejército de Moscú, mientras demoniza a Occidente como “mafiosos”.

  15. Please Don’t Call My Job a Calling Op Ed, June 5

    The idea that a job is a passion obfuscates the reality that a job is an economic contract, and sets up the conditions for exploitation.

  16. In Utah, Scriptures (and Satire) Enter Debates Over Book Bans National, June 4

    In one school district, the Bible and the Book of Mormon were flagged for “sensitive materials review.”

  17. College Grads, Do ‘Follow Your Passions’ Letters, June 4

    Advice for college graduates. Also: Right-to-shelter laws; the work commute; teaching reading; Ron DeSantis and Clarence Thomas.

  18. How Are Black Americans Progressing? National, June 3

    A series from Headway looks back at historical gains for their lessons today.

  19. In Russian Schools, It’s Recite Your ABC’s and ‘Love Your Army’ Foreign, June 3

    The curriculum for young Russians is increasingly emphasizing patriotism and the heroism of Moscow’s army, while demonizing the West as “gangsters.” One school features a “sniper”-themed math class.

  20. A Fresh New Way of Living Op Ed, June 2

    The Fresh Air Fund offers a summer escape from New York City.

  21. Stuyvesant High School Admitted 762 New Students. Only 7 Are Black. Metro, June 2

    New York City’s specialized high schools represent perhaps the highest-profile symbol of segregation in the nation’s largest school system.

  22. ‘It’s About Connections’: Alicia Graf Mack Remakes Juilliard Dance Arts & Leisure, June 2

    Mack, whom one student called an agent of change, wants to “create a place where people feel like themselves” — and a model for the professional world.

  23. High Temperatures Close Schools in Several U.S. Cities National, June 1

    The closures in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Grand Rapids, Mich., renewed concerns about aging infrastructure amid climate change.

  24. Forget Nouns. Verbs Are Where the Action Is. Op Ed, June 1

    When learning a language, people typically focus on nouns and adjectives first. But verbs are the real key.

  25. Men Have Lost Their Way. Josh Hawley Has Thoughts About How to Save Them. Op Ed, June 1

    The state of manhood has become one more front in our culture wars, a debate that keeps breaking down along political lines, even as men themselves just keep breaking down.

  26. Mississippi Is Offering Lessons for America on Education Opinion, May 31

    The state shows that poverty is no excuse for failing to teach kids to read.

  27. Inside ‘the Hogwarts of Fashion’ Styles, May 31

    Most schools rev up for the big game. At the High School of Fashion Industries, it’s the spring fashion show. And this year’s was bigger and sassier than ever.

  28. Teenage Girl in Guyana Is Charged With 19 Counts of Murder in School Dorm Fire Foreign, May 30

    Investigators have accused the 15-year-old student of starting the blaze in anger after her mobile phone was confiscated.

  29. Elite High School’s Admissions Plan May Face Supreme Court Test Washington, May 29

    The justices will soon rule on race-conscious admissions plans at Harvard and U.N.C. A new appeals court case asks whether schools can use race-neutral tools to achieve racial diversity.

  30. Student Cannot Wear Sash of Mexican and U.S. Flags at Graduation, Judge Rules Express, May 27

    A high school senior sued a Colorado school district after she was told she could not wear the sash celebrating her heritage at her commencement ceremony.

  31. Winnie the Pooh ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Book Draws Parents’ Ire Express, May 26

    The Dallas school district apologized for not providing guidance to parents when it sent students home with a book that teaches how to respond to dangerous situations at school.

  32. More and More Teenagers Are Coming to School High, N.Y.C. Teachers Say Metro, May 26

    Students and teachers said in interviews that some classrooms were in disarray as more and younger students were smoking marijuana at school.

  33. Evaluamos las primeras propuestas de DeSantis para la Casa Blanca En español, May 26

    El gobernador de Florida, Ron DeSantis, anunció el miércoles su candidatura presidencial en una transmisión por Twitter, la cual contuvo una que otra declaración engañosa.

  34. Fighting the Book Bans: What We Can Do Letters, May 25

    Readers responds to a column by Michelle Goldberg. Also: Amanda Gorman’s poem, restricted; George Santos; the rubble of Bakhmut, Ukraine.

  35. The Surprising Obstacle to Overhauling How Children Learn to Read Metro, May 25

    New York is the latest large city to join a national push to change how children are taught to read. But principals and teachers may resist uprooting old practices.

  36. Assessing DeSantis’s Opening Bid for the White House Washington, May 25

    We examined the Republican candidate’s defense of his record as Florida governor, his dispute with Disney and his attack on President Biden.

  37. On the Front Line of an Education Revolution Op Ed, May 24

    A brilliant girl, a determined country and a model for how to make education more equal.

  38. Florida School Restricts Access to Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem Express, May 24

    A grade school in Miami-Dade County said “The Hill We Climb,” which Ms. Gorman read at President Biden’s inauguration in 2021, was “better suited” for older students after a parent complained about it.

  39. Bill to Force Texas Public Schools to Display Ten Commandments Fails National, May 24

    A Republican effort to bring religion into classrooms faltered, though lawmakers were poised to allow chaplains to act as school counselors.

  40. High School Did Not Discriminate Against Asian American Students, Court Rules National, May 23

    Parents had objected to Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia changing its admissions policies, including getting rid of an exam. The case appears headed for the Supreme Court.

  41. Can Kids Recover From Covid Learning Losses? Letters, May 23

    Readers discuss how schools can help students who’ve fallen behind since the pandemic. Also: Jail reform; mercy for death row inmates; Dianne Feinstein.

  42. It Was an All-Black School in 1860. Today It’s a Manhattan Landmark. Metro, May 23

    New York City will provide $6 million in funding to rehabilitate the newly landmarked building, which for 34 years was home to a school for Black children during segregation.

  43. Deadly Fire at Guyana Dormitory Was Deliberately Set, Official Says Foreign, May 22

    Many of the 19 victims were schoolchildren. The fire service said it was still unclear who had set the building ablaze.

  44. Ron DeSantis’s Takeover of a Progressive College Op Ed, May 22

    What Michelle Goldberg saw in Florida.

  45. The Most Common Graduation Advice Tends to Backfire Op Ed, May 22

    “Follow your passions”? Not so fast.

  46. What Bills Did DeSantis Sign as He Propelled Florida to the Right? Politics, May 21

    Gov. Ron DeSantis ushered in a six-week abortion ban and curriculum restrictions, while expanding capital punishment and concealed carry access as he prepared to run for president.

  47. La asombrosa diferencia entre logro y realización En español, May 20

    Nuestro mundo a menudo conspira para menospreciar la realización en favor del logro. Es un error.

  48. Expect Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans to Rise Business, May 19

    Rates for undergraduate loans could top 5 percent next school year, adding pressure on families already struggling to pay for college.

  49. America’s Semiconductor Boom Faces a Challenge: Not Enough Workers Washington, May 19

    Strengthened by billions of federal dollars, semiconductor companies plan to create thousands of jobs. But officials say there might not be enough people to fill them.

  50. If You Care About Book Bans, You Should Be Following This Lawsuit Op Ed, May 19

    A constitutional challenge to Florida’s book-restricting frenzy.

  51. DeSantis Signs Tall Stack of Right-Wing Bills as 2024 Entrance Nears Politics, May 17

    The Florida governor is making a grab for national attention ahead of his expected presidential campaign rollout.

  52. Florida School District Is Sued Over Book Restrictions Books, May 17

    A free-speech organization and the country’s largest book publisher said the district violated the First Amendment and the equal protection clause.

  53. High School Student Suspended After Recording Teacher Using a Racial Slur Express, May 16

    A sophomore in Springfield, Mo., was suspended for three days after recording her teacher, who no longer works for the district, repeating the slur in geometry class.

  54. What We Lose When We Push Our Kids to ‘Achieve’ Op Ed, May 15

    The sense of happiness that comes from absorption in a thing we are truly drawn to can be discovered but not taught.

  55. The Upheaval in Teaching Reading Summary, May 15

    New York City students are struggling with reading, but principals are worried that the rollout of a new teaching method is happening too quickly.

  56. Over Decades, Congress Failed Repeatedly to Address Immigration Dysfunction Washington, May 14

    Legislative initiatives to overhaul immigration policy have fallen flat as partisan differences and other rifts have scuttled attempts at compromise.

  57. SATs and Measuring Merit in College Admissions Letters, May 13

    Readers discuss a column by Ross Douthat about colleges no longer requiring SAT scores.

  58. Bullying, and Suicide, in High School Letters, May 12

    Readers respond to the suicide of Jack Reid, a Lawrenceville student. Also: Netflix DVDs; the spiraling debt; Republican candidates.

  59. U.S. News Releases Its Latest, Disputed Rankings of Law and Medical Schools National, May 11

    After protests and a boycott, the publication has altered its methodology. But the changes are unlikely to placate critics.

  60. Experts See Lessons for Next Pandemic as Covid Emergency Comes to an End Washington, May 11

    The United States’ struggle to respond to the virus has highlighted the importance of communicating with the public, sharing data and stockpiling vital supplies.

  61. We Worked on the U.S. Pandemic Response. Here Are 13 Takeaways for the Next Health Emergency. Op Ed, May 11

    Honest reflection is essential to ensure that the nation’s response to the next pandemic is better.

  62. It’s Not Just Math and Reading: U.S. History Scores for 8th Graders Plunge National, May 3

    The latest test results continue a nearly decade-long decline. Try a sample quiz to test your knowledge.

  63. The Long Shadow of Covid School Closures N Y T Now, April 28

    Long school closures have put public education — and Randi Weingarten, the leader of a major teachers’ union — on the defensive.

  64. Dr. Fauci Looks Back: ‘Something Clearly Went Wrong’ Interactive, April 25

    In his most extensive interview yet, Anthony Fauci wrestles with the hard lessons of the pandemic — and the decisions that will define his legacy.

  65. Council Likely to Ban Weight Bias in the Workplace Metro, April 10

    Under a bill that is expected to pass, employers won’t be able to turn down applicants because they are overweight.

  66. The School Where the Pandemic Never Ended Magazine, April 5

    As the nation’s schools ‘return to normal,’ teachers in an L.A. neighborhood hit hard by Covid are left to manage their students’ grief — and their own.

  67. The March 22 Los Angeles Schools Strike live blog included one standalone post:
  68. ‘Listen to Us.’ What These 12 Kids Want Adults to Know. Interactive, March 21

    The group discusses social media, the return to in-person schooling and their hopes and fears for the future.

  69. America Should Be in the Middle of a Schools Revolution Op Ed, February 17

    Covid disrupted education, and now the task is to build something new.

  70. Opening Up Jobs for Those Without a College Degree Letters, February 7

    Readers react to an editorial urging employers to consider skills and experience, not just degrees. Also: Long Covid; Trump, RINO; online romance scams.

  71. Students Lost One-Third of a School Year to Pandemic, Study Finds Science, January 30

    Learning delays and regressions were most severe in developing countries and among children from low-income backgrounds. And students still haven’t caught up.

  72. Families Struggle as Pandemic Program Offering Free School Meals Ends Washington, January 22

    A federal benefit guaranteeing free school meals to millions more students has expired as food prices have risen. Many families are feeling the pinch.

  73. Dr. Anthony Fauci, ‘an Iconic Public Servant’ Letters, December 14

    Readers laud Dr. Fauci for becoming a trusted voice on medical science. Also: Sandy Hook; a hospital model; learning during the pandemic; military spending.

  74. There’s a Reason There Aren’t Enough Teachers in America. Many Reasons, Actually. Op Ed, December 14

    We are going about education reform all wrong.

  75. Florida Lawmaker Charged With Pandemic Aid Fraud National, December 8

    State Representative Joe Harding, a sponsor of the law that critics have called “Don’t Say Gay,” is accused of illegally obtaining or trying to obtain more than $150,000 in loans.

  76. Sizing Up the First ‘Normal’ School Year N Y T Now, November 23

    Plus, the White House is optimistic about winter.

  77. Masks Cut Covid Spread in Schools, Study Finds Science, November 10

    In a so-called natural experiment, two school districts in Boston maintained masking after mandates had been lifted in others, enabling a unique comparison.

  78. Pandemic Learning Loss Is Not an Emergency Op Ed, October 29

    In a vacuum, test score declines look like bad news. But none of this happened in a vacuum.

  79. More Than 100 N.Y.C. Middle Schools Will Drop Selective Screens Metro, October 26

    Local districts decided whether to allow middle schools to use grades in choosing students. The majority chose to keep a less competitive lottery system that began during the pandemic.

  80. Math Scores Fell in Nearly Every State, and Reading Dipped on National Exam National, October 24

    The results, from what is known as the nation’s report card, offer the most definitive picture yet of the pandemic’s devastating impact on students.

  81. How One School Is Beating the Odds in Math, the Pandemic’s Hardest-Hit Subject National, October 15

    Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Connecticut overhauled the way it taught — and the way it ran the classroom. Every minute counted.

  82. Russia’s New Onslaught Against Ukraine Letters, October 10

    Readers respond to the latest Russian attacks in Ukraine. Also: The wonders of math; pandemic spending; Republicans and crime.

  83. Back to School and Back to Normal. Or at Least Close Enough. Special Sections, October 6

    As school began this year, we sent reporters to find out how much — or how little — has changed since the pandemic changed everything.

  84. Could Tutoring Be the Best Tool for Fighting Learning Loss? Special Sections, October 6

    In-school tutoring is not a silver bullet. But it may help students and schools reduce some pandemic-related slides in achievement.

  85. With Online Learning, ‘Let’s Take a Breath and See What Worked and Didn’t Work’ Special Sections, October 6

    The massive expansion of online higher education created a worldwide laboratory to finally assess its value and its future.

  86. Meeting the Mental Health Challenge in School and at Home Special Sections, October 6

    From kindergarten through college, educators are experimenting with ways to ease the stress students are facing — not only from the pandemic, but from life itself.

  87. N.Y.C. Children Held Ground in Reading, but Lagged in Math, Tests Show Metro, September 28

    The first standardized test results that capture how most city schoolchildren did during the pandemic offered a mixed picture.

  88. How Big Were Pandemic Learning Losses, Really? Op Ed, September 21

    Despite the Covid disruption, school test score declines look pretty modest.

  89. Burnout, Productivity and Other Tales of the Office Letters, September 19

    Readers discuss new aspects of the workplace during the pandemic. Also: A political balance; Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Gorbachev; student newspapers.

  90. When Schools Don’t Educate Their Students Letters, September 13

    Readers discuss an investigation into the lack of secular education at New York’s yeshivas. Also: Outdoor dining; climate-crisis deniers.

  91. Want to Regain Parents’ Trust, Public Health Institutions? Be Humble. Op Ed, September 10

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  92. American Schools Got a $190 Billion Covid Windfall. Where Is It Going? Magazine, September 8

    Unprecedented federal aid could help schools dig out of pandemic problems — if they can figure out how to spend it in time.

  93. N.Y.C. Schools Reopen With Focus on Recovery From Pandemic Losses Metro, September 8

    “We need to show them: We’re back,” said the head of the principals’ union as children return to school Thursday with Covid restrictions largely ended.

  94. Can America’s Schoolchildren Recover From the Pandemic? Op Ed, September 7

    Students are struggling, and not just on standardized tests.

  95. At Head Start, Masks Remain On, Despite C.D.C. Guidelines National, September 7

    Some of the nation’s poorest pre-K students are the last still under mask mandates, affecting enrollment.

  96. School Is for Everyone Op Ed, September 1

    Our democracy sprouts in the nursery of public schools — where students grapple, together, with our messy history and learn to negotiate differences.

  97. School Is for Wasting Time and Money Op Ed, September 1

    I have deep doubts about the intellectual and social value of schooling.

  98. These 12 Teachers Don’t See Themselves as Superheroes Interactive, September 1

    Twelve public school teachers joined Times Opinion to discuss the state of education today.

  99. The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading National, September 1

    The results of a national test showed just how devastating the last two years have been for 9-year-old schoolchildren, especially the most vulnerable.

  100. How Bad Is the Teacher Shortage? Depends Where You Live. National, August 29

    Urgently needed: teachers in struggling districts, certified in math or special education. Perks: maybe a pay raise, or how about a four-day week?

  101. ‘Why Was It So Hard?’: How the Pandemic Changed Our Children Book Review, August 23

    “The Stolen Year,” by Anya Kamenetz, is an account of Covid’s devastating effects on American youth.

  102. Your Tuesday Briefing: Political Turmoil in Pakistan N Y T Now, August 22

    Plus the Philippines reopens schools and China raises interest rates.

  103. Philippines Returns to School, Ending One of World’s Longest Shutdowns Foreign, August 22

    More than two years after Covid emptied their classrooms, students are resuming in-person learning. The lost time will be hard to make up.

  104. Lo que debes saber para proteger a tus hijos de la viruela del mono en Español, August 22

    Según los expertos, los niños no tienen riesgo alto de infección. Pero ofrecen consejos para cuidar a todos en el regreso a clases, desde los más pequeños hasta los universitarios.

  105. How to Protect Against Monkeypox as School Starts Well, August 17

    Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.

  106. Covid and N.Y.C. Schools: Back to Class, and Finally Back to Normal? Metropolitan, August 17

    The city Education Department has ended most Covid restrictions for students, although teachers still have to be vaccinated.

  107. Los CDC emitieron nuevos lineamientos para la covid. Esto hay que saber en Español, August 16

    En las nuevas recomendaciones la carga de la protección recae en los individuos. A continuación explicamos cómo proceder.

  108. A Campaign Tactic by Democrats: Smart? Risky? Unethical? Letters, August 14

    Readers debate the party’s strategy of supporting far-right G.O.P. candidates it thinks it can beat. Also: Covid and schools; Ukraine’s students; Kansas and abortion.

  109. What the New C.D.C. Guidelines Mean for You Science, August 12

    The new recommendations put the onus on individuals to protect themselves. Here’s how to navigate them.

  110. C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Noting Virus Is ‘Here to Stay’ Science, August 11

    The new guidelines eliminate quarantines and put less emphasis on social distancing, routine surveillance testing and contact tracing.

  111. Here’s What School Covid Policies Should Look Like This Year Op Ed, August 4

    The crisis kids face at this point in the pandemic is not the virus but the cost of so many years of disrupted school.

  112. Hochul says N.Y. students probably won’t have to mask, but keeps a public transit mandate. Metro, July 20

    As coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths in New York tick up as a result of the rapidly spreading Omicron subvariant known as BA.5, Gov. Kathy Hochul held her first Covid briefing in months.

  113. Hochul says N.Y. students probably won’t have to mask, but keeps a public transit mandate. Metro, July 20

    As coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths in New York tick up as a result of the rapidly spreading Omicron subvariant known as BA.5, Gov. Kathy Hochul held her first Covid briefing in months.

  114. Students Are Learning Well Again. But Full Recovery? That’s a Long Way Off. National, July 19

    A new report estimates that it may take students at least three to five years to recover from the pandemic. Federal relief money will most likely have run out by then.

  115. Hawaii, the last state with an indoor mask mandate for public schools, will make masks optional. National, July 13

    Masks will become optional in Hawaii’s schools when the new academic year starts on Aug. 1, as the state tries for “a more normal classroom experience this fall,” a state health official said.

  116. Why Judges Keep Recusing Themselves From a N.Y.C. Vaccine Mandate Case Metro, July 1

    The city’s teachers, who sued over vaccine requirements, said the judges assigned to the case owned thousands of dollars of Covid-19 vaccine-maker stock, which could affect their rulings.

  117. Covid Stopped the Music. Now This School Is Striking Up the Band Again. Metro, June 19

    Young violists and sax players in Brooklyn get reacquainted with their instruments, and with one another: “You have to play in harmony.”

  118. Covid Stopped the Music. Now This School Is Striking Up the Band Again. Metro, June 19

    Young violists and sax players in Brooklyn get reacquainted with their instruments, and with one another: “You have to play in harmony.”

  119. N.Y.C. is lifting a mask mandate for toddlers on Monday. Metro, June 9

    New York City is still strongly recommending that masks be worn indoors for people of all ages, however, as new, confirmed coronavirus cases still remain at a high level despite recent declines.

  120. 362 School Counselors on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children: ‘Anxiety Is Filling Our Kids’ Interactive, May 29

    In a Times survey, counselors said students are behind in their abilities to learn, cope and relate.

  121. Some universities and schools in the U.S. are reimposing indoor mask mandates. National, May 25

    The moves are a sign that while the academic year may be coming to a close, the pandemic is still not.

  122. Philadelphia reinstates a mask mandate in schools. National, May 23

    With cases rising again, the superintendent said that as the pandemic evolves, “so too will our response to it.”

  123. A Thank-You Note to Teachers After a Year of Attacks Op Ed, May 23

    Today’s culture wars treat teachers like political prisoners or, even worse, the enemy.

  124. With Plunging Enrollment, a ‘Seismic Hit’ to Public Schools National, May 17

    The pandemic has supercharged the decline in the nation’s public school system in ways that experts say will not easily be reversed.

  125. Nearing a Grim Milestone: One Million U.S. Covid Deaths Letters, May 13

    Readers ponder an impending horrible milestone. Also: Grief in our times; college debt; policies and public opinion; students’ letters.

  126. Why Is the Supreme Court So Secretive? Letters, May 10

    Readers call for more openness and discuss judicial restraint and the justices’ religious beliefs. Also: Mask decisions; Twitter’s dark side; skipping school.

  127. ‘Not Good for Learning’ N Y T Now, May 5

    New research is showing the high costs of long school closures in some communities.

  128. In Florida, Social-Emotional Learning + Math = Rejection Letters, May 2

    Readers discuss the Florida Department of Education’s objections to some of the topics in math textbooks. Also: The Ukraine war; mask mandates.