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  1. A Lasting Friendship: Kobe Bryant and His High School English Teacher U.S., Yesterday

    He was an N.B.A. star, his face known around the world. But when he returned to Lower Merion High School outside Philadelphia, he still called her Mrs. Mastriano.

  2. (Almost) Everything You Know About the Invention of the Vibrator Is Wrong Opinion, January 23

    A Victorian doctor created the “vibratode,” but it was our great-great- grandmothers who saw its real potential.

  3. Supreme Court Seems Ready to Lift Limits on State Aid to Religious Schools U.S., January 22

    The justices heard arguments on a Montana scholarship program struck down by the state’s Supreme Court.

  4. Morgan Wootten, Acclaimed High School Basketball Coach, Dies at 88 Sports, January 22

    He had one of the best winning streaks, and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

  5. Religious School Choice Case May Yield Landmark Supreme Court Decision U.S., January 21

    With oral arguments coming on Wednesday, both sides of the long-running fight over vouchers for religious schools are preparing for a watershed moment for public education.

  6. Diane Ravitch Declares the Education Reform Movement Dead Books, January 21

    In “Slaying Goliath,” the veteran public-education activist celebrates the defeat of efforts to introduce federal education standards and testing into public schools and expand charters.

  7. Rigorous Bilingual Training, Seen With a Tinge of Regret Well, January 20

    Observing how Chinese 2- and 3-year-olds navigated a second language, I wondered whether I could have done this for my children.

  8. In a Sharp Downturn, College Can Be a Shock Absorber Business, January 19

    The lessons of the last recession were harsh but clear. Public colleges need plenty of money during economic declines.

  9. Two Textbooks, Two Americas U.S., January 18

    Race, gender and immigration are just some of the subjects that play out differently in classroom textbooks across the country.

  10. Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday U.S., January 17

    The Agriculture Department proposed a rule that would further unravel nutrition standards set by Mrs. Obama when she was first lady.

  11. Fatal Shooting at Texas School Was Unintended, Prosecutor Says U.S., January 15

    The suspect, a fellow J.R.O.T.C. student who fled after the shooting, was charged with manslaughter.

  12. Teenager Is Killed in Shooting Outside Houston-Area High School U.S., January 14

    Two people have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting at Bellaire High School, the authorities said.

  13. Bill to End Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations Collapses in N.J. New York, January 13

    The proposal had been one of the nation’s broadest, but it came under intense criticism from vaccine skeptics.

  14. Bill to End Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations Collapses in N.J. New York, January 13

    The proposal had been one of the nation’s broadest, but it came under intense criticism from vaccine skeptics.

  15. Readers Respond to Our Look at the Politics of American History Textbooks U.S., January 13

    Educators, historians and students had their say on how differences in textbooks from California and Texas reflect deep partisan divides.

  16. I Read 4,800 Pages of American History Textbooks Reader Center, January 13

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

  17. Why Shouldn’t New York’s Wealthiest P.T.A.s Share With Its Neediest Schools? Opinion, January 12

    What to do when those with the most get more.

  18. Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. Interactive, January 12

    We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history.

  19. Courtney Everts Mykytyn, Crusader for School Integration, Dies at 46 Education, January 10

    She challenged privileged white parents to send their children to schools with predominantly black and Latino student bodies.

  20. Fieldston, Elite Private School, Faces Backlash From Jewish Parents New York, January 10

    The New York City school is once again embroiled in a debate over its handling of race, religion and ethnicity.

  21. New Law Expands Uses for 529 College Savings Accounts Your Money, January 10

    Under the Secure Act, approved in December, up to $10,000 can be used to repay student loans. The law also allows 529 funds to be used for apprenticeships.

  22. Teacher Is Charged With Battery After Throwing Student Out of Class U.S., January 9

    The educator at a middle school in Florida, Jeffrey A. Paffumi, was arrested after a confrontation with the 14-year-old over playing music in class, an affidavit said.

  23. After a Measles Scare, Seattle Cracks Down on Vaccine Compliance U.S., January 8

    At a time when states and school districts are trying to increase vaccination rates, an aggressive strategy in Seattle appears to be paying off.

  24. Don’t Blame Mental Illness Opinion, January 8

    A psychiatrist is troubled by statements in an Op-Ed article linking anti-Semitic violence to mental health problems. Also: Progress on public schools; tips for the hard of hearing.

  25. Military Kids Change School Up to 9 Times. So Let’s Make It Easier. Opinion, January 8

    Legislation to help the children of service members is stalled in committee.

  26. An Overlooked Danger: School Shootings After Hours Interactive, January 6

    Since mid-August, gunfire has erupted more than 20 times at or near school sporting events around the country, more shootings than took place during school hours.

  27. Early Treatment for Autism Is Critical, New Report Says Well, January 6

    Experts urge early identification and referral for treatment, even if a formal diagnosis has not been confirmed.

  28. Do-gooder or ‘Devil’? A Friar’s Work Divides a Venezuelan Village World, January 3

    Venezuela’s government opposes the Rev. Nelson Sandoval and some in his neglected Indigenous village see him as a know-it-all, but to many, he’s a lifeline.

  29. Top Education Official Planned to Meet Boy for Sex, Prosecutors Say New York, January 3

    The former official in New York sent sexually explicit messages to a boy named “Colton,” who was in fact an undercover officer, the charges said.

  30. What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom? Well, January 3

    A new program lets students customize their meals, participate in taste tests and brainstorm ways to redesign their school cafeterias.

  31. Parent-Teacher Association Interactive, January 3

    This is your network, we told our kids. Each dot is an opportunity, a chance to connect; the more you connect, the larger your network.

  32. Should I Tell My Friend Her Husband Is Cheating on Her? Magazine, December 31

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to tell a friend of her spouse’s affair and what to do about a Title 1 school’s ineffective social worker.

  33. Education Official in N.Y. Is Accused of Facilitating Child Sex Abuse New York, December 30

    David Hay, deputy chief of staff to schools chancellor Richard Carranza, was fired after his arrest, officials said.

  34. In 2019, We Were There: 12 Favorite Dispatches From the Earth’s 4 Corners World, December 30

    This year, we delivered 125 dispatches from 44 countries and six continents, each one offering an immersive experience of one of the world’s most noteworthy places. Here are the highlights.