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  1. New Jersey’s governor removes the remote learning option for the next school year. Foreign, Yesterday

    Gov. Philip D. Murphy said vaccinations, declining case rates and protocols wouldn’t require a virtual option.

  2. Join The Daily to Celebrate Graduation National, Yesterday

    After a year like no other for schools across the country, Michael Barbaro and “The Daily” team celebrate commencement with the students and faculty of “Odessa.”

  3. What It Would Take for N.Y.C. Schools to Fully Reopen This Fall Metro, Yesterday

    Mayor Bill de Blasio must soon make crucial decisions about medical waivers for teachers, remote schooling and social distancing for September.

  4. In Taliban-Controlled Areas, Girls Are Fleeing for One Thing: an Education Foreign, Yesterday

    Two districts in Afghanistan’s northwest offer a glimpse into life under the Taliban, who have completely cut off education for teenage girls.

  5. How to Help Stressed-Out Teenagers Letters, May 16

    Readers offer advice for parents, students and schools, such as modifying expectations, taking a gap year and de-emphasizing grades.

  6. Schools in the U.S. should continue to use masks, C.D.C. advises. National, May 15

    The announcement sought to clarify the surprise recommendation that vaccinated people could largely stop wearing masks in most cases.

  7. Education Poses an Existential Threat to Extremism Op Ed, May 15

    Afghanistan shows that change comes through teachers as well as troops.

  8. When Students Shared Their Struggles, They Helped Me With My Own Summary, May 15

    Reporting on the impact of the pandemic, I had hoped to gain a deeper understanding of teenagers’ pain. But I received much more than that.

  9. Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Ousts Oklahoma Governor Express, May 14

    The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission removed Gov. Kevin Stitt from the panel just days after he had signed a bill that banned the teaching of certain concepts about race.

  10. A Deep Look at One Classroom National, May 14

    A reporter’s embed with a high school class tells the story of this interrupted, destabilizing school year.

  11. At-Home Care for the Elderly Letters, May 14

    The president of ArchCare says nursing homes and health aides are not the only options. Also: Farewell to virtual school.

  12. Scorecard: Winners and Losers of New York’s Mayoral Debate Op Ed, May 13

    Opinion writers and outside contributors give their rankings of the Democratic contenders for "the second toughest job in America."

  13. 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.

  14. Black Student Athlete Was Forced to Remove Hair Beads During Game Express, May 13

    Nicole Pyles, 16, of Durham, N.C., says that a rule banning the use of hair beads by student athletes is discriminatory.

  15. Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today N Y T Now, May 13

    The C.D.C. said vaccinated Americans may stop wearing masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.

  16. ‘I Feel Like I’m Just Drowning’: Sophomore Year in a Pandemic Magazine, May 13

    A group of high school students try desperately to make it through an isolated and dire year.

  17. President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall National, May 13

    About half the nation’s schools are not fully open despite rising vaccination levels, and teachers’ unions are getting much of the blame. Randi Weingarten hopes to carve a path forward.

  18. C.D.C. Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15 Science, May 12

    Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted.

  19. Why Some Families Still Prefer Remote School National, May 12

    Jobs, language barriers and hard-won coronavirus pandemic routines are just some of the reasons that children aren’t going back to classrooms in districts that have reopened.

  20. Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today N Y T Now, May 11

    The push to vaccinate teens.

  21. Robert Slavin, Who Studied How Children Learn, Dies at 70 Obits, May 11

    He favored phonics to teach reading and grouping students with different aptitudes rather than by age or grade.

  22. F.B.I. Asking Questions After a Pension Fund Aimed High and Fell Short Business, May 11

    The Pennsylvania teachers’ retirement fund put more than half its assets into risky alternative investments. The math didn’t work out, spurring an investigation.

  23. The White House will allow undocumented college students access to emergency pandemic aid. Washington, May 11

    A new rule coming from the Biden administration will allow “all students” to tap into some $36 billion in emergency stimulus funds flowing to colleges, including direct grants for those most in need.

  24. Banning My Book Won’t Protect Your Child Op Ed, May 11

    My memoir could teach teenagers how to exit an abusive relationship. So why don't some parents want their children to read it?

  25. Funding for the Science Adviser Letters, May 10

    Scientists say the science adviser needs funding commensurate with the challenges facing the country. Also: Remote learning in the pandemic; time to close Gitmo.

  26. ‘Why Do We Deserve to Die?’ Kabul’s Hazaras Bury Their Daughters. Foreign, May 9

    A bomb attack that killed scores of schoolgirls, members of a long-persecuted minority, offered still more evidence that Afghanistan may be on the verge of unraveling.

  27. 2 Oklahoma Boys Pulled From Class for ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts Express, May 9

    In addition to the disciplinary action they have faced, the boys’ mother said that at least one of her three sons has been bullied because of the shirts.

  28. Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return National, May 9

    Even as fears of the coronavirus abate, many students are continuing to opt out of in-person learning. Some school leaders are trying to woo — or push — them back.

  29. They Save the Day. (Every Day.) Six Moms on Their Superpowers. Summary, May 8

    A collection of essays curated by the Well desk features mothers acknowledging their special talents. Here, some of the team members join in.

  30. Let’s Hear What High Schoolers Think Letters, May 8

    The winners of our student letter-writing competition offer opinions about anti-Asian bias, police brutality, financial literacy, meatless meat and more.

  31. High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled. Business, May 7

    The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.

  32. 5 Tips for Taming Back-to-School Anxiety Parenting, May 7

    After months at home, some children may feel anxious about going to school or camp. Here’s how to smooth the transition.

  33. Restaurants and Broadway Are Coming Back. What About Our Schools? Metropolitan, May 7

    As the city reopens, parents, teachers and students remain stuck in a hybrid-learning holding pattern.

  34. Save Snow Days! Op Ed, May 6

    Haven't kids lost enough this year?

  35. Signs of an improving pandemic outlook may be emerging for younger Americans. National, May 6

    The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is expected to be approved next week for children 12 to 15, and the federal government says more than half of K-8 schools are open full-time for in-person learning.

  36. Liz Cheney, Break Away and Form a New Party Letters, May 6

    Advice for the congresswoman, as Republicans try to disown her. Also: A lack of diversity at New York City's specialized high schools; a break at Coney Island.

  37. David Swensen, Who Revolutionized Endowment Investing, Dies at 67 Obits, May 6

    At Yale, a colleague said, he showed “there was a way to compete hard and well in financial markets, but to have our lives be about something that mattered more.”

  38. 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.

  39. ‘Are You Like This Doggy?’ U.S. Embassy Asked Chinese Students. It Backfired. Express, May 6

    In a social media post about visa applications, the consular section in Beijing posed a question that some critics called racist.

  40. What Teen Vaccines Mean for School Reopenings National, May 5

    Adolescents could soon be eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, making full, in-person school even more likely.

  41. 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.

  42. ‘I Used to Like School’: An 11-Year-Old’s Struggle With Pandemic Learning National, May 5

    Without home internet, Jordyn Coleman has had trouble staying connected to remote classes during the coronavirus pandemic.

  43. Linda Love, Crossing Guard With a Maternal Streak, Dies at 79 Obits, May 4

    After decades on assembly lines, she brought the same affection she showed her family to the students she watched over as they headed to school. She died of Covid-19.

  44. What the Pandemic Can’t Touch Podcasts, May 4

    In Texas oil country, a photographer captures one high school’s struggle to reopen during the pandemic — and witnesses the region’s resilience.

  45. Teenagers Are Struggling, and It’s Not Just Lockdown Op Ed, May 4

    “My school is giving too much work,” a 10th grader wrote during the pandemic. “At first, this was just a break from school, but now all I feel is stress, anxiety and pain.”

  46. Much More Than Muffins: The Women Scientists Who Invented Home Ec Book Review, May 4

    “The Secret History of Home Economics,” by Danielle Dreilinger, relates the surprising story of a discipline rooted in practical science and clever innovation.

  47. Why the Right Loves Public School Culture Wars Op Ed, May 3

    Biden doesn't rile up the grassroots. Critical race theory does.

  48. Schumer Readies Plan B to Push Immigration Changes Unilaterally Washington, May 3

    Should bipartisan talks stall, the Senate majority leader is exploring trying to use budget reconciliation to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants.

  49. The May 3 Covid Vaccine Coronavirus Cases live blog included two standalone posts:
  50. Florida Principal Under Investigation for Paddling 6-Year-Old Student, Authorities Say Express, May 3

    A video taken by the girl’s mother captured the principal striking the first-grader three times with a paddle at an elementary school in a district that doesn’t allow corporal punishment.

  51. Meet the Man Now at the Center of the Debate Over Student Debt National, May 3

    Richard Cordray, the consumer financial protection chief under President Barack Obama, will now head the federal student aid office in the Education Department.

  52. ‘We Feel Lost in Time’: Covid Transforms Teen Milestones Well, May 3

    As Sweet Sixteens, proms and graduation ceremonies were disrupted or canceled, kids turned their losses into opportunities for new traditions with friends.

  53. How a Miami School Became a Beacon for Anti-Vaxxers National, May 2

    Centner Academy barred teachers newly vaccinated against the coronavirus from being near students. Some parents threatened to withdraw their children. Others clamored to enroll.

  54. The Sunday Read: ‘He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?’ The Daily, May 2

    Dan-el Padilla Peralta thinks classicists should knock ancient Greece and Rome off their pedestal — even if that means destroying their discipline.

  55. Joe Biden Is Electrifying America Like F.D.R. Op Ed, May 1

    My hometown in Oregon shows what the federal government can do — and also what happens when it stops trying.

  56. When Wokeness Becomes Weakness Op Ed, May 1

    It will take policy failure, not just off-putting rhetoric, for the new progressivism to doom Democrats.

  57. N.J. Teacher Suspended After Calling George Floyd a ‘Criminal’ Metro, May 1

    The New Jersey high school teacher, Howard Zlotkin, has been suspended with pay after appearing to target Black students in an online class.

  58. Eli Broad, Who Helped Reshape Los Angeles, Dies at 87 Obits, April 30

    The businessman, who made a fortune in home-building and insurance, spent lavishly to try to make the city a cultural capital.

  59. McConnell Attacks Biden Rule’s Antiracism Focus, Calling It ‘Divisive’ Washington, April 30

    The minority leader joined Republicans in protesting a proposal to promote teaching about systemic racism and the consequences of slavery, saying it would indoctrinate students with “a slanted story.”

  60. The First 100 Days Podcasts, April 30

    What we heard during the Biden administration’s first sprint in office. Plus, a dispatch from Odessa, Texas.

  61. Odessa, Part 4: Wellness Check The Daily, April 30

    A mental health crisis has set in at Odessa High School and some students struggle to envision a world beyond the pandemic. But for one night, the marching band tried to forget about the coronavirus.

  62. Odessa, Part 4: Wellness Check The Daily, April 30

    A mental health crisis sets in at Odessa High School and some students struggle to envision a world beyond the pandemic. But for one night, the marching band tries to forget about the coronavirus.

  63. ‘Just Overwhelmed’: When a School Restarts but Students Can’t Summary, April 30

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

  64. America Is Brutal to Parents. Biden Is Trying to Change That. Op Ed, April 29

    We're finally on the cusp of a humane family policy.

  65. Give Power to the Parents! Op Ed, April 29

    Biden gets family policy half right.

  66. Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School Metro, April 29

    Once again, tiny numbers of Black and Latino students received offers to attend New York City’s elite public high schools.

  67. Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School Metro, April 29

    Once again, tiny numbers of Black and Latino students received offers to attend New York City’s elite public high schools.

  68. Good Luck to Republicans if Biden’s Family Plan Becomes Law Op Ed, April 29

    Helping families will help create jobs.

  69. Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline National, April 28

    President Biden’s proposal calls for community college to be free for all Americans, which may relieve some of the burdens saddling low-income and working-class college students.

  70. School Superintendents Are Superstressed National, April 28

    After this pandemic year, several superintendents across the country are leaving their jobs.

  71. Biden Details $1.8 Trillion Plan for Workers, Students and Families Washington, April 28

    The proposed American Families Plan would expand access to education and child care. It would be financed partly through higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

  72. ‘Virtual Learning Has Done Nothing — Nothing — for My Son’ Metro, April 28

    Students with autism in two neighboring New Jersey towns have had far different access to in-person school.

  73. Former White House Adviser Is Charged With Stealing From Charter School Network Express, April 27

    Seth Andrew, who served in the Obama administration, stole more than $200,000 to help him buy a $2 million Manhattan apartment, prosecutors said.

  74. Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Share Their Stories in New Book Series Express, April 27

    Written by four teenagers, the books aim to open up conversations about young people who are transgender or nonbinary.

  75. A private school in Miami, citing false claims, bars vaccinated teachers from contact with students. National, April 26

    Centner Academy advertises its support for “medical freedom from mandated vaccines,” and has recently hosted talks by antivaccine advocates.

  76. Italy’s Problem With School Dropouts Goes From Bad to Worse in Pandemic Foreign, April 26

    Even before the coronavirus hit, Italy had among the worst dropout rates in Europe. But closed schools and online classes have pushed students out in ever higher numbers.

  77. Joe Biden Has Something Else He’d Like to Transform Op Ed, April 26

    Next up? Early childhood education.

  78. A 4-Year-Old Child Is Not a Problem. And Expulsion Is Not a Solution. Op Ed, April 25

    There is an effective approach to breaking the preschool-to-prison pipeline.

  79. You Still Have Time to Ask Colleges for More Financial Aid Business, April 23

    Here are some tips on appealing your offer, especially if your finances have changed. Schools “are keenly aware” of flexibility needs, one expert says.

  80. High Schoolers: Let’s Hear From You Letters, April 22

    We’d like to hear student opinions about what’s in the news. Write a letter to the editor in response to a recent article, and yours may be chosen for publication.

  81. Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting L.G.B.T.Q. Education Express, April 21

    The Republican governor said the legislation, which would restrict lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, was “overly broad and vague.”

  82. The Los Angeles schools chief will leave in June, after leading through the pandemic. National, April 21

    Austin Beutner, who turned down a contract extension, was both praised and criticized for how he managed the nation’s second-largest public school system through a series of crises.

  83. The April 21 Covid Vaccine Coronavirus Cases live blog included one standalone post:
  84. Florida Superintendent Arrested on Perjury Charge in School Safety Inquiry National, April 21

    The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.

  85. The April 21 Derek Chauvin Verdict Guilty live blog included one standalone post:
  86. Teachers Address Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict National, April 21

    After a tumultuous year, classrooms are talking about the murder of George Floyd.

  87. What I Learned When I Reopened My Middle School Yearbook Op Ed, April 20

    There’s no right way to come of age, especially for a child of immigrants.

  88. H.A.G.S. (Have a Good Summer) Video, April 20

    I don’t know how I feel about adulthood, so I called my middle school friends.

  89. Minneapolis Public Schools to close in-person learning later this week in anticipation of a verdict. National, April 19

    The schools will shift to remote learning from Wednesday through Friday, but if the schedule in the Derek Chauvin trial changes, the district will “re-evaluate, adjust plans,” a letter to parents said.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  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.