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  1. Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools Interactive, Yesterday

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

  2. First Black Woman to Run N.Y.C. Schools Faces Huge Task: Full Reopening Metro, Yesterday

    Meisha Porter, a New York City native, must lead a return to traditional, in-person learning after the pandemic left many of the city’s one million students in virtual classes.

  3. How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole Well, Yesterday

    The more students fall behind in the pandemic, the less likely they are to feel that they can catch up.

  4. N.Y.C. Schools Chief to Resign After Clashes Over Desegregation Metro, Yesterday

    Richard Carranza’s departure, planned for mid-March, comes after repeated clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to desegregate the city’s schools.

  5. Chancellor of N.Y.C. Schools to Resign Video, Yesterday

    Richard A. Carranza, chancellor of New York City public schools, said on Friday he would resign in March. The move follows repeated clashes between the chancellor and Mayor Bill de Blasio on school desegregation policy.

  6. The Daily: Welcome to Odessa Podcasts, Yesterday

    We spent six months documenting one Texas high school’s reopening. This is what it looked like.

  7. Odessa Podcasts, Yesterday

    A struggling school system. An oil bust. A marching band determined to keep playing through a pandemic. This is the story of one Texas high school in crisis — and trying to reopen its doors.

  8. Odessa Podcasts, Yesterday

    A struggling school system. An oil bust. A marching band determined to keep playing through a pandemic. This is the story of one Texas high school in crisis — and trying to reopen its doors.

  9. Why Common Colds Might Spike When Kids Return to School Parenting, Yesterday

    Hong Kong schools reported a surge in colds when students resumed in-person learning. Here’s what it means for kids in the U.S., and what parents can do to prepare.

  10. Susan Feingold Dies at 95; Helped Give New York Children a Head Start Obits, February 25

    Her Bloomingdale Family Program provided preschoolers with a haven where there hadn’t been one before. It became a model for similar efforts under Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

  11. Navigating My Son’s A.D.H.D. Made Me Realize I Had It, Too Well, February 25

    Experts say some symptoms, especially in women, are mistaken for other conditions such as mood disorders or depression.

  12. ‘Un Film Dramatique’ Review: Students Record the Paris Suburbs Weekend, February 25

    This documentary gives middle school children a chance to show their experiences.

  13. School Closures Have Failed America’s Children Op Ed, February 24

    As many as three million children have gotten no education for nearly a year.

  14. Hong Kong’s Lesson to Schoolchildren: Love China, No Questions Asked Foreign, February 24

    Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about the city’s past.

  15. Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials Express, February 24

    Imani Bell, 16, collapsed while running up stadium steps in “extreme heat,” according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

  16. Un nuevo reto feminista: revolucionar los trabajos de cuidados en Español, February 24

    Los encierros pandémicos han revelado la magnitud de las tareas que se realizan en el hogar y la enorme desigualdad que generan. El nuevo reto del movimiento feminista es lograr que se redistribuyan y remuneren de manera justa.

  17. San Francisco Pauses School Renamings to Focus on Returning Students to Classrooms Express, February 23

    A plan to rename schools that honored people like Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson was put on hold after criticism of the plan and, particularly, its timing amid the pandemic.

  18. A.I. Here, There, Everywhere Special Sections, February 23

    Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.

  19. Can We Stop Fighting About Charter Schools? Op Ed, February 22

    The real question for Democrats is how to get every student a good education.

  20. England will reopen schools in two weeks, but pubs and restaurants will stay shut for now, Johnson says. Foreign, February 22

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a “road map” to end lockdown restrictions, the tentative first steps in a long-awaited plan to ease a nationwide lockdown prompted by a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus.

  21. Entire School Board Resigns After Members Are Caught Mocking Parents on Livestream Express, February 20

    Unaware their conversation was public, district trustees in Oakley, Calif., suggested that parents eager for schools to reopen merely wanted “their babysitters back.”

  22. Your Kids Aren’t Too Old for Picture Books, and Neither Are You Op Ed, February 20

    These are the real wizards of the literary world.

  23. California Will Reserve Vaccine Doses for Teachers and School Staff Video, February 20

    Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Friday that, starting on March 1, California will set aside 10 percent of the state’s first doses of Covid-19 vaccine for educators and school employees.

  24. Biden Says He’s Pro-Science. Why Is His Schools Plan Based on Fear? Op Ed, February 19

    The administration’s guidance for sending kids back to the classroom is far too restrictive.

  25. ‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job Science, February 19

    Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unmatched” and deep in debt.

  26. ‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job Science, February 19

    Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unmatched” and deep in debt.

  27. Japanese Student Forced to Dye Her Hair Black Wins, and Loses, in Court Foreign, February 19

    In a split ruling, a court in Osaka ordered the school to pay some damages for emotional distress, but it said the rule that students’ hair must be black did not violate regulations.

  28. A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions Washington, February 18

    An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.

  29. Native Americans ‘Left Out in the Cold’ Under Trump Press Biden for Action Washington, February 18

    After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.

  30. Wednesday Poem Magazine, February 18

    Joel Dias-Porter has crafted a modern elegy for gun violence's victims.

  31. New Zealand to Roll Out Free Period Products to All Students Foreign, February 18

    The program, designed to reduce “period poverty,” will begin in June.

  32. Biden Signals He’s Flexible on Immigration Overhaul Washington, February 17

    After two decades of failure, advocates for the broadest possible overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws are considering a new strategy: pressing for piecemeal legislation.

  33. Cold Interrupts Classes, in an Interrupted Year National, February 17

    A massive storm shut down electricity, closed schools and halted food delivery, adding more stress for students and teachers in the South and Midwest.

  34. Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools. National, February 17

    Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.

  35. Protesters Urged Defunding the Police. Schools in Big Cities Are Doing It. National, February 17

    Los Angeles will eliminate a third of its school police officers, joining cities like Seattle, Denver and Minneapolis that took action after Black Lives Matter protests.

  36. ¿Es seguro reabrir las escuelas? 175 expertos en enfermedades pediátricas responden en Español, February 15

    En muchos lugares de Estados Unidos hay debates agitados sobre la reapertura de las escuelas. Pero en una encuesta la mayoría de los especialistas estuvieron de acuerdo en que no hacen falta vacunas para reabrir las primarias.

  37. Lessons From Virtual Kindergarten Op Ed, February 15

    The characteristics of a rhombus. The limits of parental authority. Gratitude.

  38. The Influence of a Perfect Teacher Well, February 15

    Perhaps because I had a teacher who made reading aloud into ceremony, ritual and compelling drama, I grew up to find my cause in pediatricians’ promoting reading aloud at checkups.

  39. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on What She Learned From Battling the Teachers’ Union National, February 14

    In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.

  40. Child’s Play Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide Op Ed, February 14

    Through years of terror and of calm, a small museum program has brought 10-year-olds from both sides together.

  41. New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened. Metro, February 14

    Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.

  42. Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike? Op Ed, February 13

    A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

  43. Fully Opening Schools Is Urgent. Here’s How to Do It. Op Ed, February 12

    The new C.D.C. guidance for bringing children back to class is a good first step, but it’ll take more to safely teach every student in person, every day.

  44. Staring Down the Stigma of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Book Review, February 12

    In “Strange Bedfellows,” Ina Park offers a humane and humorous rundown of sexually transmitted infections, with the hope of reducing the shame that accompanies them.

  45. C.D.C. Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools Science, February 12

    Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms.

  46. Republicans Seize on Shuttered Schools as a Political Rallying Cry Washington, February 12

    As President Biden struggles to keep his pledge to reopen schools in 100 days, Republicans in Congress are hammering at the issue as a way to win back alienated women and suburban voters.

  47. The C.D.C. Has New School Guidelines. Here’s What You Need to Know. National, February 12

    The federal government’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first.

  48. Biden Trims Ambitions on School Reopening Pledge Washington, February 11

    As the White House struggles to flesh out President Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days, aides have found themselves steadily lowering expectations.

  49. We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School Upshot, February 11

    In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely.

  50. 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.

  51. California Is Making Liberals Squirm Op Ed, February 11

    If progressivism can’t work there, why should the country believe it can work anywhere else?

  52. Teachers’ Union Leaders Face a Tough Test Over School Reopening National, February 10

    Can they help their more cautious members get to “yes” on returning to classrooms?

  53. How We Decided to Send Our Daughter Back to School National, February 10

    I thought I would have until our first grader went off to college before I would feel such anxiety.

  54. What Will It Take to Reopen Schools? Podcasts, February 10

    The Biden administration is determined to restart in-person learning quickly. But there are some major hurdles.

  55. Rhode Island Kept Its Schools Open. This Is What Happened. Magazine, February 10

    Some teachers and students got sick. Principals had to improvise constantly. But it worked — mostly.

  56. Chicago’s teachers approve a deal that would send students back to the classroom. National, February 10

  57. Lourdes Rivera, Private High School’s Beating Heart, Dies at 68 Obits, February 9

    Ms. Rivera was Columbia Prep’s receptionist, and emanated empathy, tough love and comfort to students, faculty and parents alike at the New York City school. She died of complications of Covid-19.

  58. ‘She Just Lost It’: Chicago School Fight Leaves Families in Limbo National, February 9

    The city’s teachers union approved a deal that would send a first wave of students back to classrooms this week.

  59. New York City Takes Another Step Toward Fully Reopening Metro, February 9

    Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.

  60. Karen Lewis, Who Fought for Chicago’s Teachers, Dies at 67 Obits, February 8

    As the resolute head of the city’s teachers union, she led a seven-day strike in 2012 and often butted heads with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  61. A Utah School Made Black History Month Optional. Then It Reversed Itself. Express, February 8

    The Maria Montessori Academy, a charter school in North Ogden, allowed parents to opt their students out. But after an outcry and discussions with the parents, it changed course.

  62. New York City Middle Schools Will Reopen on February 25 Video, February 8

    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York announced on Monday that middle schools will be reopened to students starting Feb. 25 after being closed since November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  63. N.Y.C. to Reopen Middle Schools, but Most Students Will Still Learn From Home Metro, February 8

    The decision will put about 62,000 more students back in classrooms, meaning that a quarter of the city’s 1 million public school students will be learning in person by March.

  64. New York City plans to reopen its middle schools this month. World, February 8

    About 62,000 students who signed up for in-person classes last year will be able to return to classrooms starting Feb. 25.

  65. The Union Leader Who Says She Can Get Teachers Back in Schools National, February 8

    In cities and suburbs where schools remain closed, teachers unions are often saying: not yet. Can Randi Weingarten change that?

  66. What if They Held an Impeachment Trial and Nobody Came? Op Ed, February 8

    Maybe it’s a good thing that we’re more focused on Biden. Or maybe we’ve just given up.

  67. Chicago Teachers Tentatively Agree to Return to Classrooms National, February 7

    If approved, the deal would avert a strike and allow some students to receive in-person instruction starting this week.

  68. Summer School Is a Hot Idea Right Now. Could It Work? National, February 5

    Numerous obstacles make extending the school year a tough proposition, but the Biden administration wants to put billions behind it as a way of offsetting pandemic-era learning losses.

  69. Virginia Schools Must Reopen by Mid-March, Northam Says Video, February 5

    Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia said on Friday that schools across the state should begin to offer in-person classes by March 15, adding that many students were suffering academically and emotionally.

  70. Liz Cheney’s Courage Letters, February 5

    A reader praises her vote to impeach Donald Trump. Also: Renaming San Francisco schools; discrimination against Black girls; food pop-ups and safety.

  71. 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.

  72. A Talking Owl and Cheery Sounds: Children’s Video Targets Dissent in Hong Kong Foreign, February 5

    The government unveiled an animated video about the national security law as part of a broader curriculum overhaul for schools.

  73. Students Punished for ‘Vulgar’ Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back National, February 5

    A lawsuit against the University of Tennessee questions when schools can discipline students because of their online speech.

  74. A ‘Masculinity Crisis’? China Says the Boys Are Not All Right Foreign, February 5

    The Education Ministry plans to beef up gym classes after a top official said female teachers and pop culture had made boys “weak, inferior and timid.”

  75. Let’s Hear It for Sabbaticals, Subsidies and Nanny Reimbursement Parenting, February 4

    How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

  76. How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers Parenting, February 4

    This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.

  77. 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.

  78. Chicago Families Debate School Reopening National, February 3

    The ugly fight between the city and its teachers’ union has frustrated parents, even those who want to keep their children home.

  79. An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt Well, February 3

    Is it any wonder that plenty of people are tempted to borrow a whole lot of money to send their kids to college?

  80. I’m a Disabled Parent. It Took a Pandemic to Let Me Join the P.T.A. Well, February 2

    My chronic illness made it hard to volunteer at my kids’ school. Now I can serve on the executive board of the P.T.A. without leaving my bed.

  81. A Letter to My Liberal Friends Op Ed, February 1

    If you want to know what worries conservatives, look at California.

  82. A Food Course for Home-Schooling Dining, February 1

    Spoons Across America has created a nine-class Food Exploration Project, suitable for students ages 8 to 11.

  83. Missing in School Reopening Plans: Black Families’ Trust Washington, February 1

    Deep-seated mistrust among Black families toward their public school districts is holding back school reopening, even as Black children suffer inordinately from remote learning.

  84. 20 Inches of Snow Could Fall on a City Already Quieted by the Pandemic Metro, February 1

    New York found itself in the midst of a nor’easter that was on track to be one of the city’s heaviest storms ever.

  85. Return to School? Teachers Are Being Reasonable Letters, February 1

    Readers, including a teacher, say it’s still not safe. Also: Upset about the Postal Service.

  86. Sylvia Lieber, Creative Kindergarten Teacher, Dies at 102 Obits, January 30

    She gave 5- and 6-year-olds an early introduction to classical music and museum art — and taught them where milk comes from. She died of complications of Covid-19.,

  87. San Francisco Schools, Radicalism and the Pandemic Op Ed, January 30

    When normal life recedes, ideology fills the vacuum.

  88. The Impact of Teacher Deaths N Y T Now, January 29

    They have shaken communities and upended the school reopening debate.

  89. Changes in FAFSA May Reduce College Aid for Some Families Business, January 29

    A new formula will no longer offer a break to many parents who have multiple children in college at the same time, experts say.

  90. New York Schools Are Segregated. Will the Next Mayor Change That? Metro, January 29

    By deferring decisions on desegregating schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed those choices onto his successor — and into the race to replace him.

  91. Backlash Over Virus at SUNY College: ‘Learn From Your Fall 2020 Mistakes!’ Metro, January 29

    The campus with the worst outbreak of any public college in New York is set to begin in-person classes on Monday. Some students, parents and faculty members weren’t happy about it.

  92. How The New York Times for Kids Explains the Capitol Attack Summary, January 29

    The monthly section devoted to children started by following one of its principles: Don’t sugarcoat the news

  93. It’s Liberals vs. Liberals in San Francisco After Schools Erase Contested Names National, January 28

    Incredulous parents and the mayor criticized the school board’s decision to change the names of 44 schools that honor historical figures like Jefferson, Lincoln and Paul Revere.

  94. Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow Op Ed, January 28

    Teacher resistance is a disaster for the most vulnerable.

  95. If Your Office Were Run by Fifth Graders Op Ed, January 28

    Through a day of role-playing, a group of students get an eye-opening introduction to the careers that may await them.

  96. The Field Trip Video, January 28

    Through a day of role-playing, a group of students get an eye-opening introduction to the careers that may await them.

  97. Grading Education in the Pandemic Interactive, January 25

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

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. New Virus, Old Enemy Interactive, November 16

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

  103. 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.

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

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

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.