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  1. Most Big School Districts Aren’t Ready to Reopen. Here’s Why. National, Yesterday

    All but two of the nation’s 10 largest districts exceed a key public health threshold, according to a New York Times analysis.

  2. The ‘Sex Talk’ Is Actually a Series of Talks Summary, Yesterday

    Several psychologists and sexual health experts offer ways to make conversations about sex informative and comfortable for children and parents.

  3. Grappling With How to Reopen Schools Safely Letters, Yesterday

    Readers suggest steps to minimize the risks, including prioritizing younger grades and making use of unused commercial spaces.

  4. DeVos Abandons a Lifetime of Local Advocacy to Demand Schools Reopen Washington, July 13

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the face of the Trump administration’s demands, a stance diametrically opposite to how she has led the department.

  5. Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in the Fall National, July 13

    California’s two largest districts made the joint call amid a White House push to get children back into classrooms.

  6. America Drank Away Its Children’s Future Op Ed, July 13

    As the school year looms, the pandemic is still raging.

  7. How to Help Kids Cope With Moving Parenting, July 13

    A move may mean a welcome change of scenery for you, but to young children it can present an insecure world.

  8. How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us Science, July 11

    The pressure to bring American students back to classrooms is intense, but the calculus is tricky with infections still out of control in many communities.

  9. To ‘Protect Young Minds,’ Hong Kong Moves to Overhaul Schools Foreign, July 11

    China’s leaders have pushed the territory to revamp an education system they see as having bred young rebels who have helped drive pro-democracy protests.

  10. What’s the Value of Harvard Without a Campus? Styles, July 11

    Many first-generation, low-income Harvard students feel that the elite institution has failed them.

  11. ‘I Don’t Want to Go Back’: Many Teachers Are Fearful and Angry Over Pressure to Return National, July 11

    Teachers say crucial questions about how schools will stay clean, keep students physically distanced and prevent further spread of the virus have not been answered.

  12. Reopening Schools Will Be a Huge Undertaking. It Must Be Done. Editorial, July 10

    Officials need to think outside the school building.

  13. As Trump Demanded Schools Reopen, His Experts Warned of ‘Highest Risk’ Washington, July 10

    A briefing packet for federal emergency response teams details the steps schools should take to reopen safely.

  14. Big New Obstacle for Economic Recovery: Child Care Crisis Metro, July 10

    The decision to only reopen New York City’s public schools part time in September illustrates the looming threat to businesses.

  15. Trump Threatens to Turn Pandemic Schooling Into a Culture War Op Ed, July 10

    The president might sabotage parents’ best hopes for getting their kids back to school.

  16. Trump Would Like to See You Now Op Ed, July 10

    Why does the president want to open everything up? It’s not because it’s safe to do so.

  17. The Path From Boy Scout to Pulitzer Winner Insider, July 10

    Brian M. Rosenthal’s upbringing in a Midwestern college town motivates his dogged reporting for The Times.

  18. Lawsuits Aim to Block DeVos’s New Sexual Misconduct Rules Washington, July 9

    Students, women’s rights and education groups are seeking to delay or derail Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s broad overhaul of rules that govern sexual misconduct claims.

  19. ‘Big Mess’ Looms if Schools Don’t Get Billions to Reopen Safely National, July 9

    As President Trump and others push to get students back in the classroom this fall, educators say they need more support and clearer guidelines.

  20. ‘Big Mess’ Looms if Schools Don’t Get Billions to Reopen Safely National, July 9

    As President Trump and others push to get students back in the classroom this fall, educators say they need more support and clearer guidelines.

  21. En la economía del coronavirus solo es posible tener una cosa: hijos o empleo. ¿Por qué nadie habla sobre esto? en Español, July 9

    Nuestras dificultades no son una preocupación emocional. No estamos agotados, estamos siendo aplastados por una economía que ha declarado de manera incomprensible que los padres que trabajan no son esenciales.

  22. 6 Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Joint Task Force Proposals Politics, July 9

    Signature progressive programs like “Medicare for all” and the Green New Deal did not make it into the recommendations. But Senator Bernie Sanders’s allies pushed some policies to the left.

  23. Exclusive — Venture Fund for Women Raises More Than Expected Business, July 9

    Rethink Impact invests solely in tech start-ups founded by women, which accounted for just 4 percent of all venture deals in the first quarter.

  24. What N.Y.C. Schools Will Look Like in September Metro, July 9

    Schools are expected to partially reopen in the fall, with students in classrooms only a few days per week. But there's still a lot to figure out.

  25. The Next Big Campaign Issue: Reopening Schools Politics, July 8

    Right as the presidential campaign enters the final stretch, the nation’s schools will be plunged into a huge experiment during a pandemic.

  26. Coronavirus Briefing: A Push to Reopen Schools N Y T Now, July 8

    The Trump administration is putting pressure on school districts to resume in-person learning by the fall.

  27. Trump Threatens to Cut Funding if Schools Do Not Fully Reopen Washington, July 8

    Disregarding the advice of his own health experts, President Trump also attacked the C.D.C.’s reopening guidelines as onerous and expensive.

  28. N.Y.C. Schools, Nation’s Largest District, Will Not Fully Reopen in Fall Metro, July 8

    Classroom attendance in September will be limited to only one to three days a week in an effort to continue to curb the outbreak, the mayor said.

  29. Trump Threatens to Cut Funding if Schools Do Not Fully Reopen Washington, July 8

    Disregarding the advice of his own health experts, President Trump also attacked the C.D.C.’s reopening guidelines as onerous and expensive.

  30. Job Bias Laws Do Not Protect Teachers in Catholic Schools, Supreme Court Rules Washington, July 8

    The case was the court’s latest consideration of the relationship between the government and religion.

  31. Trump Signals a Brewing Battle Over School Reopenings Politics, July 8

    Trump and public health experts diverge on another front: This is your morning tip sheet.

  32. Trump Leans on Schools to Reopen as Virus Continues Its Spread Washington, July 7

    President Trump spearheaded an administration-wide push to pry open the nation’s elementary and secondary schools, the next phase of his effort to get the economy on its feet.

  33. Trump Presses for Schools to Reopen in the Fall Video, July 7

    President Trump said he would pressure governors and others to reopen schools this fall despite the growing number of coronavirus cases across the United States.

  34. Two Chefs Moved to Rural Minnesota to Expand on Their Mission of Racial Justice Dining, July 7

    Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas left Minneapolis for a small central Minnesota community, where they are using their restaurant, bakery and farm to promote diversity and teach children about food.

  35. New York City’s Biggest Decision: How to Safely Reopen Schools Metro, July 6

    The plan now emerging could have an enormous impact because the local economy may not fully recover until working parents can send children to school.

  36. Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now Science, July 6

    How to protect yourself from a virus that may be floating indoors? Better ventilation, for starters. And keep wearing those masks.

  37. Four New Insights About the Coronavirus Podcasts, July 6

    A look at what scientists have learned about how the virus takes hold in the body and where the risk of infection is highest.

  38. Queer Kids, Nerds and Sword Fights: It’s the Hot School Play Arts & Leisure, July 2

    “She Kills Monsters” is hugely popular in high schools and colleges. Even in lockdown, performers have found novel ways to make the battles come alive.

  39. In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both. Sunday Business, July 2

    Our struggle is not an emotional concern. We are not burned out. We are being crushed by an economy that has bafflingly declared working parents inessential.

  40. Private and Religious School Backers See Broad Victory in Supreme Court Decision Washington, July 1

    The court drew its decision narrowly when ruling against a Montana tax break that excluded religious schools. But denominational school advocates will push a broad application.

  41. New York City Cuts Arts Spending by 11 Percent to Close Budget Gap Culture, July 1

    Facing a $9 billion loss in tax revenues, city leaders cut agency spending across the board, including the Department of Cultural Affairs.

  42. America Has Its Priorities All Wrong Op Ed, July 1

    Resuming classroom instruction is crucial. Infection control inside and outside classrooms can let it happen.

  43. Who Wants to Go to Fashion School in a Pandemic? Styles, July 1

    The coronavirus has triggered travel bans that could result in a significant drop in enrollment at top art and design schools.

  44. Why a Pediatric Group Is Pushing to Reopen Schools This Fall National, June 30

    Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage “having students physically present in school.” Dr. Sean O’Leary, an author of that advice, explains why.

  45. Should Schools Reopen in the Fall? Op Ed, June 30

    The cost of restarting classes could be high. Is the cost of not restarting them higher?

  46. Billions in College Aid Hiding in Plain Sight Op Ed, June 30

    Students often have little help finding and applying for financial assistance, and miss out on opportunities for affordable higher education.

  47. Students Create a Magazine to Salute Their Heroes: Chefs of Color Dining, June 30

    The junior class at Food and Finance High School in New York City reworked its usual project to reflect the pandemic and protests.

  48. Supreme Court Gives Religious Schools More Access to State Aid Washington, June 30

    Religious schools should have the same access to scholarships and funds as other private schools, the justices ruled, in a victory for conservatives.

  49. Remote School Is a Nightmare. Few in Power Care. Op Ed, June 29

    Government should treat the need to reopen schools as an emergency.

  50. College Is Worth It, but Campus Isn’t Sunday Business, June 29

    Bringing millions of students back to campus would create enormous risks for society but comparatively little educational benefit, an economist says.

  51. I Never Expected to Love Full-Time Motherhood Summary, June 29

    A queer woman who once shunned tradition discovers domestic calm in uncertain times.

  52. The Lost Spring Sports, June 28

    For many young athletes, senior night is the last act of the last season of their high school careers, and their days as competitive athletes. But how do you celebrate after the coronavirus rewrites the story?

  53. Welcome to Your School Reunion! No Name Tags Required Styles, June 27

    Lurking. Peeping. Filters. Has Zoom actually improved this most fraught of American social rituals?

  54. Assaulted at 15, a Writer Looks Back and Comes Forward Culture, June 27

    “I’m done with shame,” says Lacy Crawford, the author of the memoir “Notes on a Silencing.”

  55. A Bit of Relief: The Long Distance Chorus Podcasts, June 26

    How the elementary school students of Staten Island’s P.S. 22 Chorus are harmonizing from afar.

  56. Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This Fall National, June 26

    Some American school districts are beginning to announce hybrid schedules that include a mix of online and in-school learning, presenting a difficult challenge for working parents.

  57. Living Through Unemployment Podcasts, June 26

    Three women face the end of unemployment benefits while still struggling to find work.

  58. How These Students Lost, and Recaptured, the Magic of Senior Year Metro, June 25

    Yearbook and high school newspaper editors have spent the past few months trying to preserve traditions upended by the coronavirus.

  59. What Is Freedom? Teaching Kids Philosophy in a Pandemic Well, June 25

    Thinking about big questions empowers children to feel more confident about the value of their own ideas, teachers say.

  60. Pass-Fail Raises the Question: What’s the Point of Grades? Op Ed, June 25

    This pandemic has surfaced a dilemma frequently ignored: A-F grades are used poorly and for too many different purposes.

  61. How to Raise an Anti-Racist Kid Well, June 24

    The books we read, the movies we watch, the friends we make, the doctors we visit and the conversations we have at home all shape our children’s views of race.

  62. Disney Exits Language School Business in China, Citing Coronavirus Business, June 23

    Disney English, once envisioned as a 150-location chain, walked a fine line between language education and brand building.

  63. Tiny Love Stories: “I Googled ‘Crisis’” Styles, June 23

    Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

  64. ‘I Need People to Hear My Voice’: Teens Protest Racism Express, June 23

    High school students have organized protests in California, Maryland and Michigan. In one Texas suburb, three teenagers led hundreds of people in a march, and they say they aren’t done organizing.

  65. Burnt-Out Parents Brace for a Cruel Summer Parenting, June 23

    Eight families on the brink of collapse share how they’ll fill their kids’ days.

  66. ‘Dreamers’ o cómo perder el miedo en Español, June 20

    La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos detuvo el plan de Donald Trump de terminar con DACA, el programa que protege de la deportación a cientos de miles jóvenes inmigrantes. La perseverancia de sus beneficiaros pasa por una lección entrañable: alzar la voz.

  67. How a Coronavirus Story Hour Became the Highlight of My Week Op Ed, June 19

    Reading is contagious, especially in a pandemic.

  68. Malala Yousafzai Graduates From Oxford University Foreign, June 19

    “Currently unemployed,” said the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate. But for now, it’s time for some rest and Netflix.

  69. Let the ‘Dreamers’ Succeed Letters, June 19

    A young legal immigrant applauds the Supreme Court decision on DACA so others who were brought here illegally have a chance at the American dream as well.

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

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

  71. How Moderates Failed Black America Op Ed, June 18

    Better education is not leading to equality.

  72. What Is Next for the Class of 2020? Op Ed, June 18

    We have seen our share of crisis, and we are ready to make things better.

  73. ¿Qué es DACA y por qué terminó en la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos? en Español, June 18

    La corte bloqueó al gobierno de Donald Trump de poner fin al programa que protege de la deportación a unos 700.000 jóvenes inmigrantes conocidos como “dreamers”. Esto es lo que necesitas saber.

  74. DACA: Esto podemos aprender de un ‘dreamer’ de Arizona en Español, June 18

    Los consejos de un estudiante sobre cómo manejar la incertidumbre y luchar por una vida mejor.

  75. What Is DACA? And How Did It End Up in the Supreme Court? U.S., June 18

    Here’s what you need to know about a policy that protected from deportation people who were brought into the United States as children.

  76. What Is DACA? And How Did It End Up in the Supreme Court? National, June 18

    Here’s what you need to know about a policy that protected from deportation people who were brought into the United States as children.

  77. The Winners of Our 7th Annual Student Editorial Contest Learning, June 17

    From the coronavirus and college admissions to voting and video games, young people tell us about the issues that matter most to them.

  78. Kept Out of the Library, a School District Tries Summer Reading by Drone Express, June 17

    A Virginia school district, determined not to let a pandemic keep students from their summer reading, is delivering books to students via the drone company run by Alphabet.

  79. Elite N.Y.C. Girls’ Schools Have a Racist Culture, Black Alumnae Say Metro, June 17

    Prestigious all-girls schools, including Brearley and Chapin, have been rocked by allegations of racism made by generations of black graduates on Instagram.

  80. Theater Kids Trade a Big Stage for Highlight Tapes and Heartache Arts & Leisure, June 17

    Thousands of students should have been gathering to cheer on the year’s best shows. But this isn’t a typical year.

  81. High School Students and Alumni Are Using Social Media to Expose Racism Styles, June 16

    Learning has been online and remote this semester. So too, now, are call-outs of questionable behavior.

  82. Rich Kids Are Eating Up the Financial Aid Pot Op Ed, June 16

    A large share of strapped school budgets is going to “merit aid” for wealthy kids, as part of a bidding war to enroll high-income students.

  83. Charter Schools, Some With Billionaire Benefactors, Tap Coronavirus Relief Washington, June 15

    Charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately run, are securing coronavirus relief meant for businesses even as they also benefit from public school aid.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.