1. Black Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again U.S., Today

    Darryl George, who wears locs, had just returned to Barbers Hill High School in Texas after being sent to a disciplinary school. Officials suspended him over his hair again on Tuesday.

  2. Math Scores Dropped Globally, but the U.S. Still Trails Other Countries U.S., Yesterday

    In a global exam for 15-year-olds, only a handful of places, including Singapore, Japan and Australia, kept math performance high through the pandemic.

  3. 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.

  4. ‘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.

  5. 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.

  6. For Republican Governors, Civics Is the Latest Education Battleground National, November 30

    Virginia, Florida and South Dakota have new standards that focus on patriotism, Christianity and anti-communism. But debating current events? That’s discouraged.

  7. Snowplow Parents Are Ruining Online Grading Op Ed, November 29

    Hyperchecking is robbing students of opportunities to develop autonomy.

  8. After Students Target Pro-Israel Teacher, Officials Try to Quell Outrage Metro, November 28

    The New York schools chancellor promised disciplinary action but also called for understanding students’ viewpoint after hundreds at a Queens high school protested against a Jewish teacher.

  9. An Ancient Solution to Our Current Crisis of Disconnection Op Ed, November 27

    Rhetorical training is tantamount to installing the operating system for adult social life.

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

    Portland students have struggled with absenteeism since the pandemic,

  11. Girls Thrive in Many Sports. Now They’re Coming for Football, Too. Metropolitan, November 26

    Last year, New York became one of eight states across the country that offer girls’ varsity flag football. The sport’s popularity has only grown.

  12. Ángela Ruiz Robles, inventora, docente y precursora del libro electrónico En español, November 25

    Mucho antes de que se popularizaran el Kindle y el iPad, la profesora española creó la Enciclopedia Mecánica, un invento para aligerar la carga de sus alumnos.

  13. Debates Over Words Amid War: ‘Antisemitism,’ ‘Anti-Zionism,’ ‘Apartheid’ Letters, November 24

    Readers discuss a column by Charles M. Blow. Also: Expanding Advanced Placement classes; election lessons; America’s love of outlaws.

  14. New York’s Era of Overspending Ends With a Shudder Editorial, November 24

    Fiscal reality is finally hitting the city. Will Mayor Adams make the right choices when cutting the budget?

  15. Powerful Forces Are Fracking Our Attention. We Can Fight Back. Op Ed, November 24

    Attention education is the most powerful thing we can do for ourselves, for one another, for democracy.

  16. Languages of Love: 3 Children’s Books About Sight, Sound and the Written Word Book Review, November 24

    What children who face eyesight, hearing and literacy challenges can decipher may be limited, but what they appreciate and celebrate knows no bounds.

  17. Specialized High School Musical Metropolitan, November 24

    A surprisingly tender one-man show guides us through the dubious business of tutoring the children of striving New York parents.

  18. Where Can You Go to Grad School Without Going to Grad School? Styles, November 23

    The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research offers adult learners an education opportunity at a fraction of the time and price of graduate school.

  19. Un día menos de clase, un día más de vacaciones En español, November 23

    Viajar en temporada baja es una manera de ahorrar dinero. Pero, ¿es posible que las familias con hijos en edad escolar aprovechen esta ventaja?

  20. Early College Is the Equalizer We Need Op Ed, November 21

    The two free years of college are a boon to disadvantaged students.

  21. Kansas School Demands Native American Student Cut His Hair to Attend Express, November 20

    An 8-year-old boy who is a member of Wyandotte Nation was told by his school that the long hair reflecting his cultural heritage violated its dress code, the A.C.L.U. says.

  22. When Students’ Cellphones ‘Colonize Their Minds’ Opinion, November 19

    Readers discuss a column by Pamela Paul and a news story about a Florida school district’s ban. Also: The “catastrophists”; an example of compassion.

  23. This Is Not the Way to Help Depressed Teenagers Op Ed, November 18

    Large-scale, “light touch” interventions have backfired.

  24. For the Holidays, These May Be the Best Gifts Op Ed, November 18

    For my annual giving guide, these three nonprofits are the top reader favorites.

  25. 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.

  26. Chapter 5: An Unlikely Escape Route Foreign, November 18

    Here was the paradox of being a woman in modern India. Sometimes a path from the oppression of patriarchy was marriage to a man willing to help challenge that system.

  27. Why Is the College Board Pushing to Expand Advanced Placement? National, November 18

    This year, taxpayers paid the nonprofit at least $90 million for A.P. tests that many students failed.

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

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

  29. Eric Adams Slashes Budgets for Police, Libraries and Schools Metro, November 16

    Mr. Adams said the migrant crisis made the deep budget cuts necessary. Progressive Democrats called the reductions dangerous and unnecessary.

  30. Mother of 6-Year-Old Who Shot Teacher in Virginia Is Sentenced to 21 Months Express, November 16

    The mother pleaded guilty to breaking federal law by using marijuana while owning a firearm and making false statements about drug use buying the gun.

  31. 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.

  32. The Supreme Court’s New Ethics Code: ‘Worthless’ Letters, November 15

    Readers criticize the code as weak and unenforceable. Also: The Trump trial; an optional Regents exam in New York; Anne Frank; vaping among the young.

  33. Stop Corporatizing My Students Op Ed, November 15

    Equating successful education with successful business is changing not only what gets taught but whom.

  34. In Texas, a Fight Over Gender and School Theater Takes an Unexpected Turn National, November 14

    After a high school production of “Oklahoma!” was halted in conservative Sherman, Texas, something unusual happened: The school board sided with transgender students.

  35. Regents Exams May Become Optional for High School Graduation in New York Metro, November 13

    The tests had once been seen as a hallmark of academic rigor, but high-stakes graduation tests have fallen out of favor nationally.

  36. One Year in the Infuriating and Humiliating Search for a Job in South Africa Foreign, November 11

    Portia Stafford has a high school diploma in hospitality and three certificates from job training programs. She is among a generation of ambitious Africans who spend their days chasing an elusive opening.

  37. Overlooked No More: Ángela Ruiz Robles, Inventor of an Early E-Reader Obits, November 10

    Long before Kindles and iPads became popular, Ruiz Robles, a teacher, created her Mechanical Encyclopedia to help lighten her students’ textbook load.

  38. It’s Not Kids With the Cellphone Problem, It’s Parents Op Ed, November 9

    Banning phones in school is hard. But it’s the right thing to do.

  39. In School Board Elections, Parental Rights Movement Is Dealt Setbacks National, November 8

    Culture battles on gender and race did not seem to move many voters.

  40. Should Schools Curb Grade Inflation? Letters, November 7

    Readers respond to an Opinion essay arguing that only exceptional students should get A’s. Also: Hernia operations; pedestrian safety.

  41. How Your Child’s School Bus Might Prevent Blackouts Business, November 7

    When not driving around, electric buses and other vehicles could help utilities by storing their solar and wind energy and releasing it to meet surges in demand.

  42. 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.

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

    And it’s damaging a generation.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

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

    Let’s bring back an era of accountability.

  50. 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.

  51. 5 Ways to Improve Air Quality in Schools Interactive, August 27

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

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.”

  56. The June 30 Student Loans Supreme Court Biden live blog included one standalone post:
  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. The March 22 Los Angeles Schools Strike live blog included one standalone post:
  68. ‘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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

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

    Plus, the White House is optimistic about winter.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

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

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

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

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

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

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

    Students are struggling, and not just on standardized tests.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

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

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

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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?

  101. ‘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.

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

    Plus the Philippines reopens schools and China raises interest rates.

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. 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.

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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.”

  118. 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.”

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.”

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

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

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

  128. 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.