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  1. In a Reversal, New York City Tightens Admissions to Some Top Schools New York, Today

    The city loosened selection criteria during the pandemic, policies some parents protested as unfair and others hoped would reduce racial disparities.

  2. Young and Homeless in Rural America Magazine, Today

    Most social services come through the schools — but it can be impossible to get to them.

  3. N.Y.C. Children Held Ground in Reading, but Lagged in Math, Tests Show Metro, Yesterday

    The first standardized test results that capture how most city schoolchildren did during the pandemic offered a mixed picture.

  4. What Can History Tell Us About the Roe Effect on the Midterms? Upshot, Yesterday

    Finding analogies for big successes by the party out of power.

  5. Majority of Florida Public Schools Cancel Classes Ahead of Hurricane Ian National, September 27

    About 50 K-12 school districts announced that they would close, along with about 30 colleges and universities.

  6. How to Teach With ‘What’s Going On in This Picture?’ Learning, September 27

    Want to use intriguing photographs to help students practice visual thinking and close reading skills? This guide can help you get started.

  7. At Least 15 Killed in School Shooting in Russia, Including Children Foreign, September 26

    An unidentified gunman entered a school in the city of Izhevsk, killing four adults and 11 children, according to federal investigators.

  8. How U.S. Textbooks Helped Instill White Supremacy Book Review, September 26

    A new history by Donald Yacovone examines the racist ideas that endured for generations in educational materials.

  9. Adams to New York’s 3-K for All: Yes, No, Maybe. Metro, September 26

    There may not be spots for all in the city’s fledgling preschool program for 3-year-olds. Also, a message of endurance in a synagogue’s stained-glass window.

  10. The Discount Data That Some Colleges Won’t Publish Business, September 24

    Want to know how few students pay full price, or the odds of getting merit aid? The so-called Common Data Set can help, but some schools don’t post it.

  11. ‘Mi objetivo era sobrevivir’: muchos ucranianos son acusados de colaborar con el ejército ruso en Español, September 22

    En las ciudades recuperadas por el ejército de Ucrania, los funcionarios intentan identificar y castigar a quienes ayudaron al enemigo. Eso está dividiendo a algunas comunidades.

  12. 3-K for All? Adams Retreats From Expanding N.Y.C. Preschool Program. Metro, September 22

    Mayor Eric Adams is reassessing how New York City’s so-called 3-K for All program, a top priority of his predecessor, fits into his administration’s strategy.

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

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

  14. What Mrs. Bailey Taught Me in A.P. History Changed My Life Op Ed, September 21

    In the midst of a debate about the content being presented in America’s schools, the equally pressing issue of how teachers teach is in danger of being lost.

  15. ‘Serial’: Season 1 Podcasts, September 20

    “Serial” is a podcast from the creators of “This American Life," hosted by Sarah Koenig. “Serial” tells one story — a true story — over the course of a season.

  16. 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.

  17. Virginia Reverses School Protections for Transgender Students National, September 18

    The state’s Department of Education issued guidelines that would require students to file legal documents to be called by different pronouns.

  18. Student Loan Subsidies Could Have Dangerous, Unintended Side Effects Business, September 18

    Experts worry that aspects of President Biden’s debt relief plan could lure unscrupulous schools and unknowing students.

  19. Reimagining K-12 Education in America Letters, September 17

    Readers react to a dozen essays trying to answer “What Is School For?”

  20. ‘Are You American?’: The Question I Couldn’t Answer Op Ed, September 17

    An illustrated tale of immigration and belonging.

  21. The Subprime Loans for College Hiding in Plain Sight Business, September 17

    Many families can borrow most of the cost of college using a Parent PLUS loan. This will not end well.

  22. It Is Long Past Time to Help New York’s Hasidic Children Editorial, September 16

    Politicians have known for years about the crisis facing New York’s Hasidic schools but failed to act in any meaningful way.

  23. Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive Culture, September 16

    To mark Banned Books Week, the American Library Association released a report on the rise in censorship efforts: In 2022, there have been attempts to restrict access to 1,651 titles.

  24. Re-enactors Worry About Bringing Their Muskets to ‘Wars’ Metro, September 16

    A new state law banning guns in certain public places concerns those who like to commemorate famous battles of the past.

  25. Misty Copeland Creates Program to Bring More Diversity to Ballet Culture, September 15

    The American Ballet Theater dancer announced an extracurricular initiative that Copeland hopes will bring more Black and Latino children to dance.

  26. Facing Budget Shortfalls, These Schools Are Turning to the Sun Climate, September 15

    Public schools are increasingly using savings from solar energy to upgrade facilities, help their communities, and give teachers raises — often with no cost to taxpayers.

  27. Despite Years of Criticism, the U.S. News College Rankings Live On National, September 15

    Columbia University skidded to No. 18, suggesting that the ratings may be flawed and easily manipulated. But for many families, the list is a marker of prestige.

  28. A Closer Look at The Times’s Report on Hasidic Schools Metro, September 15

    Our reporters did hundreds of interviews and read thousands of pages of documents to investigate the shortcomings of secular education in yeshivas.

  29. What School Anxiety Dreams Teach Us About Ourselves Op Ed, September 14

    Why we keep having school anxiety dreams, and what they may mean.

  30. 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.

  31. New State Rules Offer Road Map for Regulating Private Hasidic Schools Metro, September 13

    The State Board of Regents on Tuesday enacted regulations aimed at holding New York private schools to minimum academic standards.

  32. New York Lawmakers Call for More Oversight of Hasidic Schools Metro, September 12

    After a New York Times investigation found that many of the private religious schools denied students a basic education, top officials voiced serious concerns.

  33. What Is the Future of the British Monarchy? Letters, September 12

    Readers discuss whether it is, in one writer’s words, “time to wind up the affairs of ‘the firm.’” Also: Rudy Giuliani; Navy SEALs; the nursing shortage.

  34. N.Y. State Vote Could Raise Pressure on Officials Over Hasidic Schools Metro, September 11

    Amid calls for intervention, the state Board of Regents is set to vote this week on new rules for holding private schools to minimum academic standards.

  35. What We Pray for When We Pray for Our Children Op Ed, September 11

    How readers across the country pray with their families.

  36. חסידישע מוסדות געבן נישט קיין עדיוקעשאן, אבער באקומען א שפע פון רעגירונגס געלטער New York, September 11

    די חסידישע מוסדות אין ניו יארק האבן גענאסן פון 1 ביליאן דאלאר אין רעגירונגס געלטער דורכאויס די לעצטע פיר יאר אבער מוזן קיינעם נישט אפגעבן קיין דין וחשבון וואס מען לערנט ביי זיי

  37. In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Private Schools Flush With Public Money Metro, September 11

    New York’s Hasidic Jewish religious schools have benefited from $1 billion in government funding in the last four years but are unaccountable to outside oversight.

  38. Censorship Is the Refuge of the Weak Editorial, September 10

    Republicans across the country are trying to use the power of the state to restrict speech.

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

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  40. Was Biden’s Democracy Speech Too Harsh? Letters, September 9

    Readers discuss Bret Stephens and Ross Douthat’s criticism of the Philadelphia speech. Also: Reasons for the teacher shortage; the reusable bag glut.

  41. When Teens Find Misinformation, These Teachers Are Ready Business, September 8

    Media literacy efforts are intensifying, targeting students as they approach voting age. But some educators struggle “to push through that apathy.”

  42. How Book Bans Turned a Texas Town Upside Down Magazine, September 8

    In a political environment where book-banning efforts are being used to drive voter sentiment, librarians find themselves on the front lines.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

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

    Students are struggling, and not just on standardized tests.

  46. 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.

  47. Why We Don’t Agree on High School Required Reading Op Ed, September 7

    Kaitlyn Greenidge and Esau McCaulley discuss why America’s schools can’t get on the same page about required reading lists.

  48. Daring to Speak Up About Race in a Divided School District Magazine, September 6

    What happened when a superintendent in northern Michigan raised the issue of systemic racism?

  49. After a Summer of Grief, It’s Back to School in Uvalde National, September 6

    Classes resumed on Tuesday in the South Texas community where a mass shooting in May took the lives of 19 students and two teachers.

  50. Student Journalists Reveal a Changing World. Let Them. Op Ed, September 5

    The shutdown of a high school newspaper in Nebraska is only the latest episode in efforts to censor student publications across red states.

  51. My Hopes and Fears for My Children as They Go Back to School Op Ed, September 4

    When I sent my kids back to school this year, I sent them with my prayers.

  52. In South Korea, a Hit Show Brings Autism Into the Spotlight Foreign, September 4

    “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” has raised awareness of autism in South Korea, where developmental disabilities are still a taboo subject for many people.

  53. Sex Ed Emerges as Core Issue for N.J. Republicans as Midterms Approach Metro, September 2

    New education standards that touch on gender identity have caused a stir in New Jersey. Some Republicans are trying to keep the conversation alive.

  54. First Day of School in Ukraine, Upended by the Bleak Season of War Foreign, September 1

    For those lucky enough to have schools to return to, back-to-school day is still colored by war. Schools must now have bomb shelters, and first-aid kits are handed out along with pens and paper.

  55. What Grown-Ups Don’t Understand About School Op Ed, September 1

    What is school really for? Students at Oakland’s Fremont High answer this question with their cameras.

  56. School Is for Connecting to Nature Op Ed, September 1

    School is for nurturing children’s innate talents and helping them figure out where those gifts, necessarily diverse, fit in the whole.

  57. 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.

  58. School Is for Merit Op Ed, September 1

    Merit demands excellence and rigor. It is not, as its critics often insist, an elitist, classist or racist value.

  59. School Is for Learning to Read Op Ed, September 1

    All kinds of kids, from all kinds of families — rich, poor and middle class — need more help with reading than they’re getting in school.

  60. School Is for Making Citizens Op Ed, September 1

    Public education requires lessons about history and also contact with and context about other Americans: who we are and what has made us.

  61. School Is for Social Mobility Op Ed, September 1

    If politics is the art of the possible, perhaps the biggest silver lining of these past two years has been to redefine what is possible.

  62. School Is for Care Op Ed, September 1

    It can be a safe haven for our most vulnerable children.

  63. School Is for Hope Op Ed, September 1

    Many migrant parents believe that American schools promise their children the opportunity for a better life.

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

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

  65. What Is School For? Interactive, September 1

    Writers, parents and students make sense of education’s purpose in America.

  66. Pencil, chalk and first-aid kits: Ukrainian children return to school in the midst of war. Foreign, September 1

    An estimated 2.8 million of the nation’s six million children have been forced from their homes because of the war. If they are fortunate enough to find a seat in a classroom, it will probably be in an unfamiliar town or city.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. The First A.P. African American Studies Class Is Coming This Fall National, August 31

    The new course will undergo a pilot program in 60 schools, as the debate over how to teach history becomes ever more divisive.

  70. The Parkland Students, Four Years Later The Daily, August 31

    We look back at conversations with some of the survivors of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

  71. 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?

  72. ‘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.

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

    Plus the Philippines reopens schools and China raises interest rates.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.”

  89. 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.”

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.”

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

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

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

  99. 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.