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  1. School Board Cancels Gay Actor’s Anti-Bullying Talk Over His ‘Lifestyle’ U.S., April 18

    Maulik Pancholy was scheduled to give a talk on anti-bullying at a Pennsylvania school next month. School board members scrapped it, citing concerns about his activism and “lifestyle.”

  2. Most Teachers Know They’re Playing With Fire When They Use Tech in the Classroom Opinion, Today

    But many of them know how not to get burned.

  3. Book Bans Continue to Surge in Public Schools Books, Yesterday

    More books were removed during the first half of this academic year than in the entire previous one.

  4. Farewell, and Thanks, to a Man Who Kept Kids Safe New York, Yesterday

    When they lost their beloved crossing guard, the students at Avenues of the World School — Spider-Man, Wilder, Miss Seattle and the rest — paid tribute in cocoa and chalk.

  5. How to Reduce Student Absenteeism Letters, April 13

    Readers discuss the reasons for the spike since the pandemic and how to lure students back.

  6. Medio día en la escuela: una primaria intenta operar 12 horas diarias En español, April 13

    Una escuela chárter de Brooklyn experimenta con una nueva forma de ayudar a las familias al ampliar la jornada escolar. Los alumnos pueden llegar a las 7 a. m. y salir en cualquier momento antes de las 7 p. m. Gratis.

  7. 2 School Districts to Testify as Congress Expands Antisemitism Inquiry Metro, April 12

    A congressional committee that questioned college presidents about how they have handled protests over the Israel-Hamas war is now focusing on K-12 school districts.

  8. That Giant College ‘Sticker’ Price Isn’t What Most Students Pay Business, April 12

    The share of those paying the full advertised cost has declined over the last couple of decades, a new report found. Yet many don’t understand how much they’ll really pay.

  9. A Principal Confronted a Teenage Girl. He Could Face 10 Years in Prison. New York, April 11

    Behind the “maelstrom” at a high-achieving, racially diverse school in a liberal New Jersey suburb.

  10. A Principal Confronted a Teenage Girl. Now He Could Face Time in Prison. Metropolitan, April 11

    Behind the “maelstrom” at a high-achieving, racially diverse school in a liberal New Jersey suburb.

  11. Before Teacher Was Shot, Assistant Principal Was Warned First Grader Had a Gun National, April 11

    A Virginia grand jury found that the administrator had not acted on reports from staff members that the 6-year-old had brought a firearm to Richneck Elementary.

  12. Read the Special Grand Jury Report Interactive, April 11

    A special grand jury found that the shooting of an elementary teacher by a 6-year-old student in Newport News, Va., last year was preceded by a “shocking” series of lapses by the school’s assistant principal at the time.

  13. Student Aid Woes Stalk Education Secretary in Appearance on Capitol Hill Washington, April 10

    In two hearings, House lawmakers scrutinized Miguel Cardona’s record over persistent problems with the new FAFSA form.

  14. Get Tech Out of the Classroom Before It’s Too Late Op Ed, April 10

    The ubiquity of screens is bad for teachers, students and society.

  15. Los desnudos ultrafalsos son el nuevo peligro que enfrentan las adolescentes En español, April 10

    Mediante inteligencia artificial, estudiantes de secundaria y bachillerato han fabricado y compartido imágenes explícitas de compañeras de clase.

  16. Ex-Assistant Principal at School Where 6-Year-Old Shot Teacher Is Indicted Express, April 10

    A former administrator at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Va., where a first-grade teacher was shot last year, has been charged with eight counts of child abuse and neglect.

  17. An Elementary School Tries a ‘Radical’ Idea: Staying Open 12 Hours a Day Metro, April 9

    A Brooklyn charter school is experimenting with a new way to help families by expanding the school day. Students can arrive at 7 a.m. and leave any time before 7 p.m. For free.

  18. Teen Girls Confront an Epidemic of Deepfake Nudes in Schools Business, April 8

    Using artificial intelligence, middle and high school students have fabricated explicit images of female classmates and shared the doctored pictures.

  19. The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse live blog included one standalone post:
  20. Some Colleges Will Soon Charge $100,000 a Year. How Did This Happen? Business, April 5

    Some Vanderbilt students will have $100,000 in total expenses for the 2024-25 school year. The school doesn’t really want to talk about it.

  21. The April 5 Earthquake New York live blog included one standalone post:
  22. Documentary Filmmaker Explores Japan’s Rigorous Education Rituals Foreign, April 5

    Her movies try to explain why Japan is the way it is, showing both the upsides and downsides of the country’s commonplace practices. Her latest film focuses on an elementary school.

  23. Music Teacher Is Charged With Taking Teenagers on Trips to Abuse Them Metro, April 4

    Paul Geer taught for decades at the Family Foundation School, a rural reform academy where he abused students, an indictment states.

  24. Finland School Shooting’s Motive Was Bullying, Police Say Foreign, April 4

    The police said the motive emerged during interviews with the student, who after the shooting also threatened students heading to another school.

  25. The April 4 Thepoint live blog included one standalone post:
  26. Name-Calling and Calling the Police: How N.Y.C. Parent Meetings Got Mean Metro, April 4

    In school districts across the city, families are fighting over transgender athletes and how race and discrimination are taught in the classroom.

  27. Has the FAFSA Delay Changed Your Decisions Around College? National, April 3

    We want to hear from readers about how they’re choosing their schools while waiting for financial aid packages.

  28. Donald Trump and the Justice System Letters, April 3

    Readers discuss how the former president is or is not getting special treatment. Also: The killing of aid workers in Gaza; screens in the classroom.

  29. Kids Are Missing School at an Alarming Rate The Daily, April 2

    How the pandemic changed families’ lives and the culture of education.

  30. Watch These Cute Videos of Babies (and Learn Something, Too) National, March 31

    A social media account features smiley toddlers, while also offering positive lessons about child development.

  31. How Patty Murray Used Her Gavel to Win $1 Billion for Child Care Washington, March 29

    A self-described “mom in tennis shoes,” now the Senate Appropriations Committee leader, managed to win an increase in child care subsidies in a spending freeze.

  32. Teacher Secretly Sold His Students’ Art on Mugs and Shirts, Lawsuit Says Express, March 29

    Parents of a dozen students at a school near Montreal accused an art teacher in a lawsuit of reproducing portraits from a class assignment and putting them on items that he offered for sale online.

  33. A Crisis of School Absences N Y T Now, March 29

    Fewer children are attending school, across rich and poor districts.

  34. ​Why School Absences Have ‘Exploded’ Almost Everywhere Interactive, March 29

    The pandemic changed families’ lives and the culture of education: “Our relationship with school became optional.”

  35. Outcry in France as Principal Steps Down Over Head Scarf Incident Foreign, March 28

    A Paris school principal received online death threats after he was involved in an “altercation” with a Muslim student over her head scarf, sparking outrage in a country still scarred by the killing of two teachers.

  36. Five Students Wounded in Slashings at Queens High School Metro, March 27

    The students were taken into custody after a fight at the school, the police said. A security guard who tried to break up the fight was also hurt.

  37. Screens Are Everywhere in Schools. Do They Actually Help Kids Learn? Op Ed, March 27

    We need to start asking better questions about what kinds work for teachers and students.

  38. What We Gained (and Lost) When Our Daughter Unplugged for a School Year Foreign, March 22

    My 13-year-old has left her phone behind for hiking, chores and study in the Australian wilderness. Our pen-and-paper correspondence is opening up an unexpected world.

  39. Shared Space, Rising Tensions for 2 Schools Metro, March 20

    The clash between P.S. 145 and West Prep Academy reflects trends in the New York City school system right now.

  40. Rising Discipline Problems in Schools: Another Sign of Pandemic’s Toll Metro, March 20

    Incidents of student misconduct have risen in New York City since pandemic disruptions, though serious crimes in schools have decreased.

  41. The High Cost of Weight-Loss Drugs Letters, March 19

    Readers discuss the costs and benefits. Also: Donald Trump’s remark about American Jews and Israel; subway shootings; abortion providers; FAFSA chaos.

  42. OK, Class, First We Shoot the Deer Dining, March 19

    A Missouri high school program teaches students to take freshly killed animals from the field to the classroom and into the kitchen.

  43. Lecciones de manejo con Gil: un voluntario enseña a mujeres afganas a manejar en California En español, March 19

    Dicen en Modesto que hay más mujeres afganas conduciendo en esta ciudad que en todo Afganistán. Y eso gracias a un profesor de 82 años que les brinda clases gratuitas.

  44. What the Data Says About Pandemic School Closures, Four Years Later Upshot, March 18

    The more time students spent in remote instruction, the further they fell behind. And, experts say, extended closures did little to stop the spread of Covid.

  45. Investing in Caregivers and Nursing Homes Letters, March 14

    Two readers call for more federal funding for care of the sick and the elderly. Also: Data on drivers; Covid lessons; diversity in college admissions.

  46. Shining a Light on Long Covid, a ‘Vicious Affliction’ Letters, February 27

    Readers’ personal stories about how devastating it can be. Also: Redeeming cans to make a living; teacher shortages; religion at the border; lounging in bed.

  47. Teachers Are Missing More School, and There Are Too Few Substitutes National, February 19

    In some districts, teachers are taking more sick days since the pandemic. A shortage of substitutes can make matters worse.

  48. N.Y.C. Revived Remote Schooling for a Day. It Was a Mess. U.S., February 13

    The chancellor said the “school system is more than prepared.” But when it was time to log on, many students could not.

  49. California destina 2000 millones de dólares a los estudiantes perjudicados por el aprendizaje a distancia En español, February 2

    Una demanda acusó al estado de no proporcionar una educación equitativa a estudiantes de bajos ingresos, negros e hispanos durante la pandemia.

  50. California Aims $2 Billion to Help Students Catch Up From the Pandemic National, February 1

    A lawsuit accused the state of failing to provide an equal education to lower-income, Black and Hispanic students during the pandemic.

  51. See How Your School District Is Recovering From the Pandemic Interactive, February 1

    Look up data from the first detailed national study of learning loss and academic recovery since the pandemic.

  52. When Public Health Loses the Public Op Ed, January 18

    What role may public health officials have played in fostering public distrust of them?

  53. Don’t Ditch Standardized Tests. Fix Them. Op Ed, January 17

    Assessing the academic skills of elementary and middle school students matters more than ever.

  54. American Students Outperformed Much of the World During the Pandemic Op Ed, December 13

    A sign that our Covid policies were not so out of line.

  55. What Costs $1,000 Per Student and Might Help Children Learn to Read? National, December 4

    A new study found that California schools got positive results from a targeted investment in the science of reading — even with the challenges of pandemic recovery.

  56. ‘Medical Freedom’ Activists Take Aim at New Target: Childhood Vaccine Mandates Washington, December 3

    Mississippi has long had high childhood immunization rates, but a federal judge has ordered the state to allow parents to opt out on religious grounds.

  57. More States Now Require Financial Literacy Classes in High Schools Business, December 1

    The surge in offerings is a response to the pandemic, which revealed glaring income inequality, as well as inflation and the resumption of student loan payments, an expert said.

  58. Portland Teachers’ Strike Ends After More Than Three Weeks National, November 27

    Portland students have struggled with absenteeism since the pandemic,

  59. The Startling Evidence on Learning Loss Is In Op Ed, November 18

    The effects of the pandemic on children are persistent and require urgent attention.

  60. Students Are Missing School at an Alarming Rate National, November 17

    Schools reopened after the pandemic, but student attendance has not bounced back.

  61. By the Numbers: How Schools Struggled During the Pandemic National, November 15

    New federal data from the 2020-2021 school year shows the reach of online learning, the struggle to hire teachers and the lack of counselors.

  62. The Nation’s Top-Performing Public School System N Y T Now, October 10

    Schools run by the Defense Department educate 66,000 children of civilian employees and service members.

  63. Teachers Can’t Hold Students Accountable. It’s Making the Job Miserable. Op Ed, October 4

    And it’s damaging a generation.

  64. New York Schools Came Back From the Brink. Now a New Crisis Looms. Metro, October 2

    The city faces billions in financial pressures in the coming years that threaten to worsen inequality across the nation’s largest school system.

  65. The Woke Burnout Is Real — and Politics Is Catching Up Op Ed, September 7

    It’s time to start asking if the culture wars actually matter to voters.

  66. In Schools, an Invisible Threat Becomes Clear Insider, September 7

    Apoorva Mandavilli, a health and science reporter for The New York Times, traveled across the country to learn how educators are preparing for the next pandemic.

  67. Dependence on Tech Caused ‘Staggering’ Education Inequality, U.N. Agency Says Business, September 6

    Heavy reliance on online remote learning during the pandemic drew attention away from more equitable ways of teaching children at home, a UNESCO report says.

  68. Where Are the Students? N Y T Now, September 5

    Attendance at school has come to feel more optional than it did before the pandemic.

  69. We Can Fight Learning Loss Only With Accountability and Action Op Ed, September 5

    Let’s bring back an era of accountability.

  70. It’s Time to Talk About ‘Pandemic Revisionism’ Op Ed, August 29

    The epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina takes stock of school closures, mask mandates and the pandemic response.

  71. 5 Ways to Improve Air Quality in Schools Interactive, August 27

    How to get cleaner air in the nation's school buildings.

  72. Covid Closed the Nation’s Schools. Cleaner Air Can Keep Them Open. Science, August 27

    Scientists and educators are searching for ways to improve air quality in the nation’s often dilapidated school buildings.

  73. How Ron DeSantis Joined the ‘Ruling Class’ — and Turned Against It Investigative, August 20

    Over the years, Mr. DeSantis embraced and exploited his Ivy League credentials. Now he is reframing his experiences at Yale and Harvard to wage a vengeful political war.

  74. Why Haven’t We Made It Safer to Breathe in Classrooms? Op Ed, August 9

    Too few schools have used Covid relief funds to improve air quality properly.

  75. U.S. Students’ Progress Stagnated Last School Year, Study Finds National, July 11

    Despite billions in federal aid, students are not making up ground in reading and math: “We are actually seeing evidence of backsliding.”

  76. The June 30 Student Loans Supreme Court Biden live blog included one standalone post:
  77. What the New, Low Test Scores for 13-Year-Olds Say About U.S. Education Now National, June 21

    The results are the federal government’s last major data release on the academic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. The March 22 Los Angeles Schools Strike live blog included one standalone post:
  88. ‘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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

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

    Plus, the White House is optimistic about winter.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

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

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

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

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

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

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

    Students are struggling, and not just on standardized tests.

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

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

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

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. 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?

  121. ‘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.

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

    Plus the Philippines reopens schools and China raises interest rates.

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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.

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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.”

  138. 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.”

  139. 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.

  140. 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.

  141. 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.

  142. 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.”

  143. 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.

  144. 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.

  145. 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.

  146. 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.

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

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

  148. 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.