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  1. Their Jobs Made Them Get Vaccinated. They Refused. New York, Today

    The willingness of some workers to give up their livelihoods helps explain the country’s struggle to contain the pandemic.

  2. Otro posible efecto de la pandemia: más berrinches en las escuelas en Español, October 22

    Diversos profesores explican cómo mejorar el aprendizaje social y emocional de los estudiantes.

  3. Online Furor Over a Student’s Hijab Engulfs a Liberal Town New York, October 22

    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.

  4. How Should We Teach Students About Inequality? Opinion, October 21

    A look at California’s ethnic studies requirement.

  5. Energizing Conservative Voters, One School Board Election at a Time U.S., October 21

    Republicans hope that concerns about critical race theory can help them in the midterm elections. The issue has torn apart one Wisconsin suburb.

  6. 5 takeaways from the first N.Y.C. mayoral debate. New York, October 20

    Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa traded attacks over past lies, a Brooklyn apartment and “buffoonery” on the debate stage.

  7. ‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats U.S., October 20

    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.

  8. How Will Blue America Live With Covid? Opinion, October 20

    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.

  9. Why Kids May Be Melting Down at School Parenting, October 20

    Teachers across the country on how to support children’s social and emotional learning.

  10. Why Is Raising a Child in the United States So Hard? Opinion, October 19

    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.

  11. Attendance falls for homeless students in N.Y.C., in part because of the pandemic, a study shows. New York, October 19

    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.

  12. Christian Schools Boom in a Revolt Against Curriculum and Pandemic Rules U.S., October 19

    With public schools on the defensive, is this a blip or a ‘once-in-100-year moment for the growth of Christian education’?

  13. How to Prepare Your Kid for a Coronavirus Exposure at School Well, October 18

    Because even classrooms with the strictest safety protocols might have to deal with some cases.

  14. The October 18 Covid Delta Variant Vaccine live blog included one standalone post:
  15. This Is What Will Make Sex Work in New York Safer Opinion, October 17

    Two bills are before the New York State Senate proposing to decriminalize sex work — only one truly helps the sex workers themselves.

  16. Taking the Times Crossword Out for a Test Solve Times Insider, October 17

    A meticulous team reviews the crossword, vetting each clue and answer because “there is no such thing as a neutral word.”

  17. In Senator Manchin’s Home State, Universal Pre-K Is Already a Reality Education, October 16

    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.

  18. Governor Accuses Reporter of Hacking After Flaws in State Website Are Revealed U.S., October 15

    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.

  19. Adams Commits, With Few Details, to Keeping Gifted Program in Schools New York, October 15

    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.

  20. Texas Superintendent Apologizes After Official’s Holocaust Remarks U.S., October 15

    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.”

  21. Push to Improve Sex Ed in Australia Comes From 10,000 Miles Away World, October 15

    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.

  22. Money for Kindergartners, Spendable on College New York, October 15

    New York City is giving every public school kindergartner $100 in a college savings account.

  23. When a Minivan Is a Music Machine, and the Return of Chucky: The Week in Narrated Articles Podcasts, October 15

    Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

  24. The End of Gifted Programs? U.S., October 13

    New York City may overhaul its elementary admissions to the selective track.

  25. Which of These 4 Family Policies Deserves Top Priority? The Upshot, October 13

    We asked 18 academics what they would choose if they could pick only one, as Senator Manchin has reportedly advised.

  26. The U.S. Helped Build, Then Destroy, an Afghan School. We Went Inside. Video, October 13

    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.

  27. The Unlikely Issue Shaping the Virginia Governor’s Race: Schools U.S., October 12

    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.

  28. Should Gifted Students Be in Separate Classes? Opinion, October 12

    The debate over gifted-and-talented programs. Also: Moderna's chairman responds; "illiberal democracy" in Hungary - and the U.S.?

  29. Seeding Accounts for Kindergartners and Hoping to Grow College Graduates Your Money, October 11

    New York City is giving every public school kindergartner $100 in a college savings account. Here’s why every penny matters.

  30. There’s More Than One Way to Play Dead Opinion, October 11

    The Senate is in a tizzy. Education is in a tizzy. Also, Democratic strategists. 

  31. ‘This Drop Came So Quickly’: Shrinking Schools Add to Hong Kong Exodus World, October 11

    The Chinese territory is experiencing its biggest population drop in decades as residents flee political repression and a new “patriotic” curriculum.

  32. Black Lives Matter, She Wrote. Then ‘Everything Just Imploded.’ U.S., October 10

    A Black superintendent’s email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm.

  33. How to Help Prepare Kids for Suffering Opinion, October 10

    We should resist the temptation to shield children from the realities of the pandemic.

  34. The Hot New Back-to-School Accessory? An Air Quality Monitor. Health, October 10

    Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children’s schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.

  35. When Child Care Costs Twice as Much as the Mortgage U.S., October 9

    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.

  36. Florida’s Board of Education approves cutbacks to 8 school districts over mask mandates. World, October 8

    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.

  37. The October 8 News Business Stock Market live blog included one standalone post:
  38. Attack on Teacher May Have Been Inspired by Social Media Challenge, Police Say U.S., October 7

    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.

  39. Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today U.S., October 7

    Vaccines for kids inch forward.

  40. With Masks On or Off, Schools Try to Find the New Normal U.S., October 7

    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.

  41. Annotated by the Author: ‘Why Can’t Men Say “I Love You” to Each Other?’ The Learning Network, October 7

    Ricardo F. Jaramillo, a finalist of the 2019 Modern Love College Essay contest, illuminates his writing process.

  42. At Least 4 Injured in Texas School Shooting, Police Say Video, October 6

    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.

  43. The Fight to Ban Books U.S., October 6

    Critical race theory battles hit libraries.

  44. How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier. The Upshot, October 6

    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.

  45. Msgr. John Powis, Champion of Brooklyn’s Downtrodden, Dies at 87 New York, October 5

    His aggressive agenda as a pastor and civic leader in Brownsville and Bushwick laid the groundwork for a remarkable recovery.

  46. Arizona Could Lose Relief Funds for Undermining School Mask Mandates U.S., October 5

    The Treasury Department warned Gov. Doug Ducey that he was misusing money that was meant to combat the coronavirus.

  47. Justice Dept. Will Address ‘Disturbing Spike’ in Threats Against School Personnel U.S., October 5

    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.

  48. English Schools Drop Mask Mandates, but Questions Rise Along With Cases World, October 5

    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.

  49. School Employees Get Their Shots New York, October 5

    Among teachers, the vaccination rate has climbed to 96% following the imposition of a mandate in New York City schools.

  50. What’s a Little Disagreement Among Factions? Opinion, October 4

    Everything is going just the way Biden dreamed it up. 

  51. 18,000 Shots Given to N.Y.C. School Employees Ahead of Vaccine Deadline New York, October 4

    The mandate is the first full vaccine requirement for any group of city workers and affects well over 150,000 teachers and staff members.

  52. Musicians Flee Afghanistan, Fearing Taliban Rule Arts, October 3

    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.

  53. How Students Fought a Book Ban and Won, for Now U.S., October 2

    Hundreds of students, parents and residents in York County, Pa., protested limits on books told from the perspective of gay, Black and Latino children.

  54. California to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccines for All Students as Soon as Next Fall U.S., October 1

    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.

  55. More U.S. parents are willing to vaccinate their children, a survey finds. Health, September 30

    The shift occurred as schools reopened amid the Delta variant wave. But the share of parents who were adamantly opposed has barely budged.

  56. The September 30 Covid Delta Variant Vaccines live blog included one standalone post:
  57. The U.S. says Texas’ ban on school mask mandates may violate disabled children’s rights. U.S., September 30

    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.

  58. Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Alcohol and Low-Carb Diets Interactive, September 30

    Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

  59. ‘If You’re Not Vaccinated, Don’t Come to Work’ Opinion, September 29

    Unions are hurting their members and the rest of us by fighting vaccine mandates.

  60. Schools Struggle to Serve Lunch U.S., September 29

    Fewer workers mean fewer hot meals for students.

  61. ‘I Want to Go to a Hospital or Clinic Where Everyone Is Vaccinated’ Opinion, September 28

    Vaccine mandates in hospitals and schools; Haitians and immigration policy; abortion and Republicans.

  62. When Dasani Left Home Magazine, September 28

    What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?

  63. Back to High School,After Missing So Much Education, September 28

    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.

  64. New York City can proceed with vaccine mandate for educators and staff, judges ruled. New York, September 27

    The mayor said he would extend the deadline until the end of the day Friday.

  65. Biden Administration Moves to Protect Undocumented Young Adults U.S., September 27

    A proposed rule could save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which a federal judge in Texas found unlawful in July.

  66. No Veggies, No Buns, Few Forks: Schools Scramble to Feed Students Amid Shortages U.S., September 27

    Schools across the country are offering less healthy lunch options as they struggle with dwindling supplies, delayed shipments and fewer cafeteria workers.

  67. China’s Vow to Reduce Abortions Sparks Public Worries World, September 27

    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.

  68. Two more federal judges rule against the Tennessee governor’s ban on mask mandates. U.S., September 25

    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.

  69. A federal appeals court delays New York City’s vaccine mandate for teachers. New York, September 25

    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.

  70. ‘I Need an Army’: Across America, Schools Cram for Their Covid Tests Health, September 25

    Some districts have established robust virus testing programs, but many others are struggling.

  71. What to Know About New York’s First Day of School Interactive, September 13

    The city's 1 million students return to classrooms today, many for the first time since March 2020.

  72. How to Choose School Supplies Interactive, August 26

    What to look for in backpacks, lunch boxes, and pencils.

  73. A Virus Expert’s Advice for Safe Schools Interactive, August 5

    What the spread of the Delta variant means for sending kids back to the classroom.

  74. Read the Petition to N.J. Supreme Court Interactive, June 28

    St. Theresa School argued in a court document that it was the school’s First Amendment right to fire the pregnant teacher.

  75. New York Is Back. Now It Has a Second Chance. Interactive, June 8

    America’s greatest city is beating the pandemic. Can it also recover from decades of division and neglect?

  76. Who Should Lead New York City? Interactive, May 13

    Here are the mayoral candidates in their own words, so voters can make up their own minds.

  77. 12 Moms on Their Secret Strengths Interactive, May 6

    Moms spend a lot of time cataloging their failures. This Mother’s Day, revel in your talents.

  78. When a School Restarts but Students Can’t Interactive, May 5

    Working on the audio documentary “Odessa” gave one producer a painful look at the post-lockdown emotional struggles of teenagers.

  79. Ouvrir les fenêtres, essentiel à la réouverture des écoles Interactive, March 22

    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.

  80. Should Your School Be Fully Open? Here’s What the C.D.C. Says Interactive, March 2

    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.

  81. Para reabrir las escuelas hay que abrir las ventanas Interactive, March 1

    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.

  82. Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools Interactive, February 26

    A simulation of airflow in a real New York City classroom shows how simple ventilation and filtration can reduce the probability of coronavirus exposure.

  83. First Students Return to Chicago Classrooms Interactive, February 11

    A deal between the city and its teachers' union cleared the way for prekindergarten and special needs students. More will follow.

  84. The State of the Virus: A Notable Decline in New Cases Interactive, February 5

    A look at this week’s news from the team tracking the coronavirus.

  85. Where Are U.S. Teachers Ineligible to Be Vaccinated? Interactive, February 4

    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.

  86. Grading Education in the Pandemic Interactive, January 25

    There are 13,000 school districts in the U.S. Here is how some are faring.

  87. A Big List of Podcasts for Little Kids Interactive, January 21

    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.

  88. What It’s Like to Attend School on a Phone Interactive, January 14

    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.

  89. What if Remote Learning Slows Them Down? Interactive, December 22

    Bianca Barragán is counting on her children’s bilingual education program to teach them English. From afar, that’s a challenge.

  90. These Buses Bring School to Students Interactive, December 17

    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.

  91. New Virus, Old Enemy Interactive, November 16

    The U.S. military’s past battles with Infectious disease have helped it fight off coronavirus.

  92. How N.Y.C.’s Plan to Open Schools Fell Apart Interactive, September 17

    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.

  93. The Gaps Between White and Black America, in Charts Interactive, June 19

    Racism is at the heart of our nation’s inequality.

  94. 6 Steps to Become a Better Reader Interactive, May 27

    You want to read more but are having a hard time staying focused? This list will help keep you on track.

  95. Can You Break the Pull of a ZIP Code? Most Can’t Interactive, May 14

    Our cities’ teachers on how children’s neighborhoods at birth shape their lives.

  96. How Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts Birthed the Contemporary Avant-Garde Interactive, April 13

    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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. I Read 4,800 Pages of American History Textbooks Insider, January 13

    Here’s how I did it, and what I learned about how the curriculum has changed since my own school days.

  100. Warren’s Education Plan, and Why High-Stakes Testing Seems Here to Stay Upshot, October 26

    Her K-12 proposal includes ending such testing, but there’s less than meets the eye.

  101. Watch Out, America — The Supreme Court Is Back in Session Editorial, October 5

    And conservatives could be the big winners.

  102. Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated? National, July 28

    Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings.

  103. Solving a Boomtown Mystery Op Ed, June 10

    Why are some small towns thriving?

  104. An Editor’s Yearbook Tells a Tale of Race in New York’s Elite Public Schools Insider, June 3

    When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.

  105. Eloquent Voices: Teens React to The Times Letters, April 20

    High schoolers offer their views on violence in El Salvador, suicide, transgender people, leggings, Asian stereotypes and more.

  106. Before Deciding on a College, Look Closely at the Financial Aid Letter Business, April 19

    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.”

  107. For Refugee Children, Reading Helps Heal Trauma Op Ed, April 17

    Psychologists find that story time can build the strong relationships they need for healthy development.

  108. Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working. Metro, April 16

    Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.

  109. Measles Outbreak: Yeshiva’s Preschool Program Is Closed by New York City Health Officials Metro, April 15

    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.

  110. How to Read to Children Letters, April 4

    A reader offers a compelling reason to choose print rather than digital.

  111. A Teacher Is Fired Over a Topless Selfie, Stirring a Debate Over Gender Equity Metro, April 3

    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.

  112. Knife Attack at Chinese Elementary School Leaves Two Children Dead Foreign, April 3

    The attack occurred early on Wednesday in Hunan Province. The authorities said a suspect, a 31-year-old man, had been taken into custody.

  113. South Carolina Family Seeks Answers After Fifth Grader Dies Following School Fight Express, April 1

    “I want to find out what happened, how it happened and who was involved,” said the father of Raniya Wright.

  114. For High Schoolers Only Letters, March 31

    We invite students to submit a letter in response to a recent article, and we’ll publish some of our favorites.

  115. New York’s Best Schools Need to Do Better Editorial, March 30

    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.

  116. Betsy DeVos Wants to Cut Special Olympics Funding. Here’s Why It Probably Won’t Happen. Express, March 27

    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.

  117. Report Alleges Sexual Misconduct at Saint Ann’s, Prestigious Brooklyn Private School Metro, March 25

    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.

  118. What Rural America Has to Teach Us Op Ed, March 21

    Civic service as a way of life.

  119. The Cruel Irony of ‘Free’ College Promises Op Ed, March 18

    Forget admissions bribery. For poorer families, even “free public college” isn’t free if only tuition costs are covered.

  120. Oversight for Yeshivas Letters, March 11

    The New York State Association of Independent Schools argues against further regulation.

  121. Virginia’s First Lady Apologizes for Handing Cotton to Black Students on Tour National, February 28

    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.

  122. States Consider Longer School Recess, and the Adults Aren’t Complaining Express, February 28

    Some believe more playtime will encourage creativity and make children less cranky and restless.

  123. West Virginia Teachers Walk Out (Again) and Score a Win in Hours National, February 19

    Education unions were able to immediately mobilize workers and win concessions, as s a national movement pushes back against decades of school reforms.