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  1. La variante delta y el regreso a las escuelas en Español, Today

    La vuelta a las aulas este ciclo enfrenta condiciones distintas debido a la vacunación y a la variante. Los expertos ofrecen consejos para evaluar el riesgo.

  2. The Pressures and Privileges of Being a Parent in 2021 Book Review, Today

    Three new books delve into the choices faced by modern families.

  3. The Delta Variant in Schools: What to Know National, Yesterday

    Classrooms are opening their doors to a different pandemic. Here is how to think about risk.

  4. Schools in the infrastructure bill: Money for cleaner drinking water and greener buses. Washington, Yesterday

    Billions each year would be allocated to grants to remove lead-contaminated pipes in the nation’s schools.

  5. The Acrobatics Aren’t Confined to the Olympics Op Ed, Yesterday

    Tokyo and Washington confound expectations. 

  6. This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap Op Ed, July 31

    Loneliness among students has soared worldwide. It doesn't have to be like that.

  7. Florida’s governor gives parents final say on masks for children in school. National, July 30

    Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order “protecting the rights of parents,” taking a strong position on masks in schools as cases surge there ahead of reopening.

  8. China Targets Costly Tutoring Classes. Parents Want to Save Them. Business, July 30

    Many families and experts say Beijing’s education overhaul will help the rich and make the system even more competitive for those who can barely afford it.

  9. What’s Really Behind the 1619 Backlash? An Interview With Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Op Ed, July 30

    The award-winning writers discuss the 1619 Project, American democracy and Donald Trump.

  10. Murals at a San Francisco School Should Stay for Now, Judge Says Culture, July 29

    In response to a lawsuit, a judge says an environmental review must take place before any action is taken to remove or hide the Depression-era murals that some consider offensive.

  11. Kids Are Going Back to School. How Do We Keep Them Safe? Well, July 29

    As the Delta variant rages, parents remain confused about how their children can safely return to classrooms in the midst of a pandemic. Here are answers to common questions.

  12. 140 Picture Prompts to Inspire Student Writing Learning, July 28

    A school year’s worth of short, accessible image-driven posts that invite a variety of kinds of writing.

  13. As Delta Variant Spreads, N.Y.C. Parents Worry About Coming School Year Metro, July 28

    So far, there have been very few cases in New York City’s summer school session, but some parents want a remote option for the fall.

  14. ‘Sex Talks’ Should Start Earlier Than You Think Parenting, July 28

    Some parents feel awkward and reluctant to discuss bodies, consent and sexuality; their kids pay the price.

  15. The Pandemic Hurt These Students the Most National, July 28

    New research shows that all groups are behind in math and reading after disruptions during the pandemic. But it’s the most vulnerable students who experienced the steepest setbacks.

  16. As Infections Rise, C.D.C. Urges Some Vaccinated Americans to Wear Masks Again Science, July 27

    In communities with growing caseloads, vaccinated and unvaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in public areas, health officials said.

  17. N.Y.C. Union Leaders Say Mayor’s Covid Mandate Took Them by Surprise Metro, July 27

    Municipal union leaders bristled at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that workers must get vaccinated or tested weekly, while city workers had mixed reactions.

  18. Pandemic and Racial Injustice Cause Outsize Harm to Black Students, Study Finds Express, July 27

    The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black people, coupled with racial trauma from last summer, will make it harder for Black students to return to classrooms, Teachers College research showed.

  19. Critical Race Theory: A Brief History Express, July 27

    How a complicated and expansive academic theory developed during the 1980s has become a hot-button political issue 40 years later.

  20. U.S. students ended the pandemic school year 4 to 5 months behind, a new report finds. National, July 27

    “The pandemic hit everyone, but it hit kids who were already vulnerable hardest,” said the lead author of the report prepared by McKinsey & Co., a consulting firm, using assessment data.

  21. China moves against private tutoring companies, causing shares to plunge. Business, July 26

    Beijing’s latest regulatory move in the tech sector requires online tutoring firms to become nonprofit institutions.

  22. Requests for U.S. college aid are down, with experts blaming the pandemic. National, July 26

    Many students who could qualify for help, who are disproportionately Black and Hispanic, seem to be responding to the economic uncertainties by taking newly abundant jobs.

  23. The Pandemic Ruined Third Grade. Can Summer School Make Up for It? National, July 25

    After months of remote learning, Zion Graham is in summer school. But can a six-week program make up for his lost year?

  24. The Enduring Whimsy and Wonderment of Eric Carle Book Review, July 25

    The beloved children’s author and illustrator died in May. But his irrepressible spirit lives on in his books.

  25. Les idéaux de la France à l’épreuve d’une jeunesse multiculturelle World, July 21

    Dans un pays qui a longtemps cherché à forger une république laïque et sans distinction de couleurs, un accrochage entre une secrétaire d’Etat et des jeunes révèle que ces valeurs peuvent être remises en question.

  26. France’s Ideals Are a Harder Sell Among Diverse Youth Foreign, July 21

    France has long sought to create a secular, colorblind republic. But a clash between a government minister and a youth conference shows how those values are being questioned by a new generation.

  27. We Are Leaving ‘Lost Einsteins’ Behind Op Ed, July 21

    Hundreds of thousands of highly capable people are being dropped by the wayside.

  28. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal masking in schools this fall. Science, July 19

    The guidance is a split from the C.D.C., which has recommended masks only for the unvaccinated.

  29. Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools National, July 19

    Thousands of Native American children attended U.S. boarding schools designed to “civilize the savage.” Many died. Many who lived are reclaiming their identity.

  30. How and When to Teach the Dark Truths of U.S. History Letters, July 18

    Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about the value of a "patriotic education." Also: The aftermath of cancer; social media and prejudice.

  31. Overlooked No More, ‘Skipped History’ Explores Forgotten Events National, July 17

    A comedy web series hosted by a historical satirist explores overlooked ideas, people and events that continue to shape the United States.

  32. How Conservatives Can Reshape Education Op Ed, July 17

    The right needs to create institutions, not just restrict what the ones we have can teach.

  33. Textbooks Featuring Malala Yousafzai Are Removed From Bookstores in Pakistan Foreign, July 16

    Authorities began confiscating a social studies textbook featuring a photo of Ms. Yousafzai, the education activist, after she questioned marriage norms.

  34. State-Sponsored Abuse in Canada The Daily, July 16

    Recently, the nation has had to confront one of its darkest chapters. We speak to a survivor of the state-sponsored maltreatment of Indigenous children.

  35. Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools National, July 15

    A new policy will increase representation of Black and Latino students in the prestigious public schools, which serve as a gateway to elite colleges.

  36. Court Overturns F.D.A. Ban on School’s Electric Shock Devices National, July 15

    The ban sought to stop a school in Massachusetts from using shock therapy to prevent harmful behaviors in students with disabilities.

  37. Texas Has Broken My Heart Op Ed, July 14

    The natural optimism of some of my fellow Texans has fallen to deep cynicism.

  38. Schools Are Receiving $129 Billion in Stimulus Aid. Where Is It Going? National, July 13

    There’s money for summer schools, tutors and field trips, but other urgent needs will not be addressed.

  39. New York City and California are sticking with their mask rules in schools. National, July 13

    The decisions come after the Centers for Disease Control relaxed guidelines, urging schools to fully reopen in the fall and to use local health data to determine measures like face coverings.

  40. ‘I’m Not Just a Kid Who Did Something Wrong’ Sports, July 12

    A high school football player in Texas became infamous when he did the unthinkable, leveling a referee. With grace from the ref, the player is seeking a new start.

  41. Why a Patriotic Education Can Be Valuable Op Ed, July 10

    Americans should learn the whole truth about our history. But it still makes sense to start with heroism and inspiration.

  42. After Years as a Battleground, Investment Boom Lifts Iraqi City Foreign, July 10

    Ramadi was the site of some of the fiercest fighting against U.S. troops during the Iraq war, then came a devastating fight with ISIS. Now, it’s emerging as one of Iraq’s most stable cities.

  43. Eric Adams Has Plans for New York, Beyond Public Safety Metro, July 10

    Mr. Adams, the Democratic mayoral nominee, has stances on policing, transportation and education that suggest a shift from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

  44. The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening Washington, July 9

    The guidance acknowledges that many students have suffered from months of virtual learning.

  45. What Parents Need to Know About the C.D.C.’s Covid School Guidelines Science, July 9

    The agency’s advice on distancing, masks and vaccination brings the coming school year a bit more into focus.

  46. Educators, Tell Us Your Pandemic-Recovery Plans Magazine, July 9

    We want to know how teachers are trying to move on from one of the most challenging academic years ever.

  47. Educators’ unions support the new federal recommendations for reopening schools. National, July 9

    The unions also acknowledged that challenges lay ahead, especially given that vaccines have not been authorized for students under 12.

  48. A Packed Schedule Doesn’t Really ‘Enrich’ Your Child Op Ed, July 9

    Overscheduling them with extracurriculars or putting them in front of screens aren’t the only choices.

  49. The Gift of Financial Education for the New Grad in Your Life Business, July 9

    A little professional advice goes a long way, making it a worthy investment for a new graduate entering the working world.

  50. The Education Dept. will wipe out $55 million in student loans for borrowers at 3 institutions. Business, July 9

    The department approved 1,800 claims from students who attended Westwood College, Marinello Schools of Beauty and the Court Reporting Institute.

  51. Here’s what we know about the new schools guidance the C.D.C. issued on Friday. Washington, July 9

    The recommendations are a departure from the C.D.C.’s past guidelines for schools and arrive less than a month before the first day of school for some districts.

  52. Inside the Mayor’s Plan to Help N.Y.C.’s Schools Recover Metro, July 9

    Bill de Blasio unveiled a $635 million plan to restore the system post-lockdown and give students extra academic and mental health support.

  53. Critical Race Theory, Comic Books and the Power of Public Schools Op Ed, July 9

    The sociologist, poet and Marvel Comics writer Eve Ewing helps us envision a better world.

  54. FedLoan, a handler of millions of federal student loans, won’t renew its contract. Business, July 8

    The oft-maligned loan servicer’s decision will increase pressure to extend the pause on student loan payments, perhaps into next year.

  55. Who’s Happy About In-Person Summer School? N.Y.C. Parents. Metro, July 8

    With low virus rates easing safety concerns, more than 200,000 children have been enrolled in the city’s summer learning program.

  56. Time is running out for many eligible U.S. students to get fully vaccinated before schools reopen. National, July 7

    In some parts of the country, the first day of school is six or seven weeks away. It takes at least five weeks to get both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and have them be fully effective.

  57. A Private-School Sex Educator Defends Her Methods Styles, July 7

    After nine years at Dalton, why was Justine Ang Fonte suddenly being pilloried by parents?

  58. We Disagree on a Lot of Things. Except the Danger of Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws. Op Ed, July 5

    We differ in our views on critical race theory. But we agree that the current attempts to ban it from K-12 education are misguided and dangerous.

  59. Canada’s Grim Legacy of Cultural Erasure, in Poignant School Photos Foreign, July 5

    With the discovery of human remains on the grounds of residential schools, this history is now dominating the conversation in the country.

  60. Read the Petition to N.J. Supreme Court Interactive, June 28

    St. Theresa School argued in a court document that it was the school’s First Amendment right to fire the pregnant teacher.

  61. New York Is Back. Now It Has a Second Chance. Interactive, June 8

    America’s greatest city is beating the pandemic. Can it also recover from decades of division and neglect?

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. Grading Education in the Pandemic Interactive, January 25

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

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. New Virus, Old Enemy Interactive, November 16

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

  78. 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.

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

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

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.