Nearly all the buildings remained open, following city guidelines that say only those schools with two cases in different classrooms will shut.
Thanks to their adventuresome parents, some screen-addled children are getting a reprieve — and an education — at sea.
There are currently no trials underway, making a vaccine unlikely before fall of 2021. And students are missing online school at alarming rates.
With the pandemic ongoing and millions of school-age children learning remotely, the travel industry is beckoning families with lures of “schoolcation.”
Thousands of cases have already been linked to schools this season. But a lack of reporting means that a national accounting remains out of reach.
Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings.
Up to 90,000 in pre-K as well as students with advanced disabilities streamed into about 700 school buildings for in-person classes.
Most lower-income students are learning online. But in Cajon Valley, Calif., they’re back in school. Here’s how they did it.
We’d love to hear how you’re dealing with remote learning and getting your kids — and yourself — through these uncertain days.
A number of women working in retail say they are being forced to choose between keeping their jobs and making sure their children can keep up with remote learning.
Up to 90,000 children in pre-K and students with advanced disabilities returned to in-person school on Monday.
Her vision was once seen as radical. What work still needs to be done to end discrimination based on sex?
Cajon Valley in California is doing something that many lower-income districts have postponed: offering in-person instruction.
Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed the start of school for a second time, leading to an uproar among parents.
Teachers are posting videos of the extraordinary energy required keep young learners engaged and amused.
As the United States’ largest public school system vows to let students return to the classroom, the run-up to the first day of school through the eyes of one teacher illustrates what these plans involve.
The Education Department has told Connecticut schools that desegregation grants will be cut off Oct. 1 if they continue to allow transgender students to choose the teams they compete on.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement of a phased start to in-person classes left many parents with little time to make alternative arrangements.
At the National Archives Museum, the president warned against a “radical movement” that has emerged from “decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools.”
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.
Like many parents, Valerie Cruz is dealing with a tough situation and making it work.
With proper funding and innovation, two-year public colleges can handle job training for millions of people.
The city had scheduled classes to start on Monday. Now, students will be allowed to return on a rolling basis, beginning with those in pre-K.
With schools set to reopen this month, families can get quick results at public hospitals and new rapid testing clinics as the city works to improve its testing system.
For special-needs students, trying to return to the classroom, or just staying at home, presents a new set of challenges.
That’s frightening. But a case at your child’s school does not mean you should panic.
That’s frightening. But a case at your child’s school does not mean you should panic.
New safety measures are in place, and many parents are relieved at the thought of having their children out of the house and occupied.
School is back, and for many families this year that means learning from home. Here are some tips and tools for how to create the best educational environment for your children.
My TV show is a very safe place to work. My son’s school — well, it might check air circulation with a yardstick and toilet paper.
This summer, they wore masks in hot kitchens to make free meals for New Yorkers. But their work is just getting started.
We’re also rounding up thought-provoking ideas about Covid-era education, and bringing you the latest local updates for K-12 and college.
A forceful, command-and-control approach that brooks no dissent
Programs that allowed hygienists to visit schools to look for cavities and tooth decay have been suspended because of the pandemic. Students from low-income families may be hit the hardest.
Months of remote learning have taken a harsh toll on New York City’s roughly 114,000 homeless students and their families.
Scientists who have studied the ways children process and use the information hidden by masks say that children will find ways to communicate, and that parents and teachers can help.
After wildfires consumed an entire town, students and teachers who had planned for remote classes found some comfort in staying connected amid the chaos.
Readers respond to an Op-Ed arguing that the contributions of those without a diploma have been devalued.
Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Got it. Here’s how you can help kids ease back into school this fall.
China says the reopening of classrooms proves that its top-down system is superior. To overwhelmed teachers and students stuck on campuses, its restrictions can feel like overkill.
A look at education in America as many students go back to school amid the pandemic.
Measuring skills, not test scores, is key.
Dance, he said, is just as important as math. He was knighted for his work, and his TED Talk on schools and the arts was the most viewed of all time.
As students across the country start school, education experts reckon with the long-term implications of remote learning, vanishing resources and heightened inequality.
Educators’ deaths are part of an unabated pandemic.
Some luxury apartment buildings are offering up outdoor and indoor common spaces for at-home learning pods.
In one of the nation’s sharpest clashes over school reopening, officials in Des Moines say Iowa’s Republican governor is pushing them to risk public safety.
A recovery bill sinks, and teachers pay a heavy toll.
For some families, the pandemic has meant a return to their native languages.
With myriad back-to-school options to choose from, moms’ groups have hit judgment overload.
Public schools are obligated to teach millions of students with disabilities. But as learning moves online, many services that parents fought for are at risk.
A measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the last decade, even as it has risen almost everywhere else.
Colleges are struggling to deal with outbreaks on campus.
Colleges are struggling to deal with outbreaks on campus.
Teachers: We want to hear your strategies.
If you’re pondering a career shift, looking to learn a specific skill or just plain bored, consider a web-based class to broaden your horizons.
More than 100,000 city public school students lack permanent housing, caught in bureaucratic limbo that often seems like a trap. This is what their lives are like.
Students at Richmond Hill High School in Queens don’t come from privileged backgrounds, but they go to college in impressive numbers. This year could look different.
With many districts across the country opting for online learning, a range of technical issues marred the first day of classes.
Officials were not sure when the Connecticut city’s 18,000 public school students would be able to return to class.
In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.
This school year will be unlike any other, with in-person, remote and hybrid experiences. What does school look like where you live?
I’m trying to teach my kids the sharp specificity of my native Kashmiri, even though they don’t speak the language.
As schools reopen, many parents still can’t find a test nearby, impeding the fight against the virus.
There are ways for teachers to nurture curiosity — and they’re especially important in online classes.
Some outdoor-oriented companies are starting new product lines or repurposing existing ones to capitalize on how the pandemic has changed the normal educational experience.
The hours blur together, sure, but creating distinct spaces, keeping a schedule and sharing resources can help.
Schools are closed in Indonesia because of the pandemic, but for the rural poor who lack internet access and smartphones, online education is particularly difficult.
Roll call becomes a roster of absences. Some students write fantasies of escape. Can a new life begin when you are confined with siblings and parents?
About 150 Catholic schools have closed nationwide citing insurmountable financial pressures from the coronavirus pandemic.
Students across the country discussed math, masks and managing anxiety as the year begins.
The children’s book writer never caught on in America, partly because of his Communist Party ties, but the English-language release of his masterpiece could change that.
So far, nearly 40 percent of families have opted to have their children learn fully remotely when public schools reopen on Sept. 21.
Providing free meals is a crucial function for schools.
Funds in 529 plans grow tax free and can be withdrawn tax free if they’re spent on eligible education expenses. But there is some fine print.
Disciplinary action is often needless and discriminatory. The patchwork of in-person and virtual schooling is making things worse.
Can we really be taught to feel each other’s pain?
Virtual classes in the fourth-largest school district in the United States were choked by glitches this week. A 16-year-old high school junior has admitted to the cyberattacks.
Brooklyn Friends, a private school, is trying to dissolve a faculty and staff members’ union.
The country needs an education revolution.
We need to try harder to get kids back in school.
She taught music and special-education classes, but found that she could be even more helpful as a mentor beyond the classroom. She died of the novel coronavirus.
To keep schools safe after reopening, the city plans mandatory tests of 10 percent of students and teachers. If parents refuse, their children will have to learn at home.
The toughest call for parents
Also this week, a quiz: How well can you gauge your personal contribution to climate change?
School has begun, here’s how to reintroduce routines.
Learning in 2020 is going to be a roller-coaster of adjustment — here’s how to retain some joy.
On Wednesday, Joe Biden put a spotlight on President Trump’s handling of the pandemic, saying if the president and his administration “had done their jobs early on with this crisis, America’s schools would be open.”
Over a million schoolchildren will start in-person classes beginning on Sept. 21, 10 days later than originally planned.
The quest to understand something new is a key factor to building the resilience necessary to weather setbacks and navigate life’s volatility.
Students and teachers returned to classrooms around the world, hopeful, excited — and wary.
Estudiantes y profesores volvieron a las aulas en todo el planeta: expectantes, ilusionados y también preocupados.
The majority of American families don’t fit the married mom-and-dad model, so why does heteronormative paperwork persist?
A teacher worries that her school’s precautions are merely “hygiene theater.” Another educator praises the return to classrooms as a “safe haven” for many families.
Parents are wrestling with difficult choices over sending their children to school. Here’s how one science reporter made the decision.
The system’s 1.1 million children will not return to school until Sept. 21.
Representative Jahana Hayes, a former National Teacher of the Year, says that she has many concerns — and that parents need to make their voices heard.
The location in Battery Park City offers a 90-minute session with socially distant seating.
Under pressure from Congress, the Agriculture Department agreed to extend special rules making it easier for schools to provide subsidized meals, but only through December.
I’m no merry home educator, but I’ll be channeling the “Magic School Bus” captain when my children and I return for round two of remote learning.
And students in Britain and New Jersey are facing a particularly uncertain start to the year.
Young children seem to catch and transmit the virus less, but rising numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths show they are increasingly affected.
Can Britain reopen its schools safely? The Tory government is confident it can, but after an exam grading fiasco, trust in the government is running low.
This year is ‘almost like a full reset. A horrible reset, but a full reset.’
Industry leaders say it will be the nation’s schoolchildren and parents who will suffer, as they alter their lives and figure out how to replace a mode of transportation that was once a certainty.
College students are getting creative with their distance-learning locales, deadly bacteria may be lurking in schools, and half a billion children have lost access to education.
With nations determined to return to in-person learning, many will have trouble matching Germany’s formula: Fast and free testing, robust contact tracing and low community spread.
There’s a large partisan divide in parents’ views on whether it’s safe for students and teachers to return to school, several new surveys find.
New estimates show that large parts of the country would likely see infected students if classrooms opened now.
An illustrated guide to how schools will try to control the coronavirus when students return to their classrooms, this fall or in the future.
Racism is at the heart of our nation’s inequality.
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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.