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  1. N.J. Governor Wants Schools Open. Local Officials Have Other Ideas. Metro, Yesterday

    The tensions point to the difficulty governors across the Northeast have had in persuading districts to reopen — decisions that often require school boards to buck powerful unions.

  2. The Birds Are Outside Styles, Yesterday

    One bird feeder became two, then three. Months passed.

  3. Meghan’s Miscarriage, and Mine Letters, November 25

    A reader found consoling words a great help in her grief; another finds that even decades later the feelings of loss don’t go away. Also: How schools will be transformed.

  4. A Looming Drinksgiving Disaster N Y T Now, November 25

    Thanksgiving Eve could be a super-spreading event.

  5. The Future Was Supposed to Be Better Than This Op Ed, November 25

    Thanksgiving — like the rest of life — just isn’t the same through a screen.

  6. How de Blasio Backed Himself Into a Corner on Closing Schools Metro, November 24

    He says that he has celebrated educators more than any mayor in the last 20 years, but Bill de Blasio has taken heat from all sides about school policy during the pandemic.

  7. Outdoor Learning, in Blustery Weather N Y T Now, November 23

    Mittens and hot tea can go a long way.

  8. New York City’s 3 Percent Problem Podcasts, November 23

    The nation’s largest public school system defied the odds to reopen for in-person classes. Eight weeks later, the schools are having to shut again.

  9. Choose a Gift That Changes Lives Op Ed, November 21

    Educate a girl. Send a young person to college. Restore a person’s sight.

  10. What Happened When a School District Banned Thin Blue Line Flags Metro, November 21

    Some students in a mostly white New York suburb said the flag made them feel unsafe. Banning it prompted accusations of political bias.

  11. Texas Board Revises Sex Education Standards to Include More Birth Control Express, November 20

    For the first time since 1997, Texas’ education board made major changes to its sex education standards, allowing the teaching of contraceptive methods to middle school students.

  12. The Risks of Opening Schools, and Closing Them Letters, November 20

    Nicholas Kristof wrote that President Trump was right to push for reopening schools. Three readers disagree.

  13. When New York City Schools Reopen, About 700,000 Students Won’t Be There Metro, November 20

    It is unclear when in-person instruction will restart, but the number of children who will return to classrooms has fallen short of the mayor’s predictions.

  14. Parents Erupt in Frustration as New York City Schools Close N Y T Now, November 20

    “Does the mayor think we’re all stay-at-home moms?”

  15. As Winter Looms, Outdoor Schools Face Tough Decisions Parenting, November 20

    With coronavirus cases surging, educators who moved classes outside are now grappling with how to keep kids safe from both the virus and the elements.

  16. A Cal Football Player Opted Out Because of the Virus. Then Came the Tuition Bill. Sports, November 20

    A committee found that the athletic department broke an N.C.A.A. rule by revoking Henry Bazakas’s summer scholarship. His fight to get it back showed the cutthroat side of college football.

  17. San Francisco’s School Plan Could Offer Other Districts Hope Editorial, November 19

    With relatively low virus rates, the city faces a dilemma over a return to in-person instruction.

  18. ‘Remote Learning Is Not Working’: Shutdown Hurts Children, Parents Say Metro, November 19

    As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

  19. ‘Remote Learning Is Not Working’: Shutdown Hurts Children, Parents Say Metro, November 19

    As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

  20. Closing Schools Alone Is Not Going to Stop the Coronavirus Op Ed, November 19

    Without federal help, states have no good choices. But is keeping students home the worst one to make first?

  21. Lesson of the Day: ‘The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year’ Learning, November 19

    In this lesson, students will learn how some Native Americans are re-envisioning Thanksgiving during a year of racial reckoning and Covid-19 deaths.

  22. Why 3rd Grade Matters Op Ed, November 19

    Well, many reasons. But Harvard economist Raj Chetty says that’s the age at which America’s “Einsteins” are identified — and lost.

  23. Save America’s Restaurants Editorial, November 18

    A fresh round of federal aid can keep restaurants in business during the winter months while protecting public health.

  24. When Trump Was Right and Many Democrats Wrong Op Ed, November 18

    Children have suffered because many mayors and governors were too willing to close public schools.

  25. New York City to Close Public Schools Again as Virus Cases Rise Metro, November 18

    In a big setback for the city’s recovery, the nation’s largest district will return to all-remote learning.

  26. When Schools Close, Moms Fill Gaps N Y T Now, November 18

    In a brutal school year, mothers keep the country afloat.

  27. Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy Sunday Business, November 18

    While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.

  28. Are We Seriously Talking About Closing Schools Again? Op Ed, November 17

    That’s exactly the opposite of what we should be doing right now.

  29. Dr. Céline Gounder, Adviser to Biden, on the Next Covid Attack Plan Science, November 16

    Schools are essential while restaurants are not, said Dr. Gounder. And manufacturers may soon be ordered to produce protective gear for health workers.

  30. How Will Biden Approach School Reopenings? N Y T Now, November 16

    Answer: Schools over restaurants, for now.

  31. Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind Science, November 16

    Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.

  32. En China se combate la pobreza menstrual una toalla sanitaria a la vez en Español, November 16

    Inspiradas en un movimiento social, estudiantes y maestras colocan toallas sanitarias afuera de los baños como parte de una campaña comunitaria para luchar contra la pobreza menstrual y eliminar el estigma que rodea a la menstruación.

  33. New Virus, Old Enemy Interactive, November 16

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

  34. New Virus, Old Enemy Interactive, November 16

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

  35. Did It Hit 3%? Why Parents and Teachers Are Fixated on One Number Metro, November 15

    Weeks after he managed to reopen the New York City school system, Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing fresh questions about if and when to close it.

  36. In Rural ‘Dead Zones,’ School Comes on a Flash Drive National, November 13

    Millions of American students lack reliable internet access. Some are learning in parking lots connected to Wi-Fi buses or crashing with relatives to get online.

  37. New York City Is Poised to Close Schools N Y T Now, November 13

    Rising cases may end in-person teaching, even as restaurants remain open

  38. Biden’s Education Department Will Move Fast to Reverse Betsy DeVos’s Policies Washington, November 13

    President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has presented an education agenda that is starkly different from the Trump era, beginning with a far more cautious approach to school reopenings.

  39. What Biden’s Election Could Mean for Student Loans Business, November 13

    The incoming administration has proposed a series of changes that could affect more than 42 million student loan borrowers. Here’s what to expect.

  40. Is It Possible to Outgrow A.D.H.D.? Well, November 13

    The challenges of the diagnosis make it unclear whether the condition is outgrown or simply becomes better managed, experts say.

  41. As Virus Cases Spike, Should Indoor Dining Be Allowed When Classrooms Close? Metro, November 13

    Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem.

  42. Europe Keeps Schools Open, Not Restaurants. The U.S. Has Other Ideas. Metro, November 13

    Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem.

  43. Teens in Covid Isolation: ‘I Felt Like I Was Suffocating’ Science, November 12

    Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.

  44. Coronavirus Surge in N.Y.: 5 Takeaways Metro, November 12

    New York and New Jersey have imposed new restrictions to curb a spike in coronavirus cases. 

  45. Parenting During the Pandemic: Stories From Families Across America Parenting, November 12

    Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

  46. The Year in Pandemic Parenting Parenting, November 12

    Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

  47. N.Y.C. Schools May Close Again, a Grim Sign of a Global Dilemma Metro, November 12

    The school system, the nation’s largest, has had strikingly few virus cases. Even so, the mayor may end in-person classes because the city’s overall rate is surging.

  48. Are Schools Teaching Kids to Diet? Parenting, November 12

    Many parents are concerned to see what their kids are learning about food, body image and weight while remote learning.

  49. Lucille Bridges, Mother of Civil Rights Trailblazer, Dies at 86 Express, November 11

    In 1960, Ms. Bridges enrolled her daughter Ruby in an all-white school in New Orleans and escorted her there, breaking through segregation.

  50. Will Any More Schools Reopen in 2020? N Y T Now, November 11

    Philadelphia, Minneapolis and other major cities have suspended reopening plans, as cases rise nationwide

  51. Florida Principal Who Wouldn’t Call Holocaust ‘Factual’ Is Fired Again Express, November 11

    William Latson was fired last year after an email exchange about staying “politically neutral” about Holocaust education became public. After being rehired last month, he was fired again on Tuesday.

  52. Thanksgiving Will Soon Empty Campuses. Will Students Bring Coronavirus Home? National, November 9

    Experts worry that some of the hundreds of thousands of departing students will be “little ticking time bombs.”

  53. Plan for a Safe Thanksgiving Break N Y T Now, November 9

    Health officials and college administrators are worried about Thanksgiving. We have tips to students and families prepare for an uncertain holiday.

  54. ‘Stand by Her’: In China, a Movement Hands Out Free Sanitary Pads in Schools Foreign, November 9

    Students and teachers are placing pads outside bathrooms as part of a grass-roots campaign to fight period poverty and to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation.

  55. With Help From Herb Alpert, Letting the Light In at the Harlem School of the Arts Culture, November 8

    Dorothy Maynor never sang at the Met, but the school she founded is glowing anew, thanks to the revitalization of its beloved “gathering place.”

  56. The Latest on Kids’ Antibodies N Y T Now, November 6

    A new study might shed light on why children experience the virus differently.

  57. A Star of the ‘Raging Rooks,’ He Helped Change the Face of N.Y.C. Chess Metro, November 6

    Charu Robinson was one of the pioneers who inspired a generation of children to play a game that had been the province of elite schools.

  58. Are We Losing a Generation of Children to Remote Learning? Metropolitan, November 6

    Leaving children to teach themselves from a sofa might be the greatest untold tragedy of the pandemic.

  59. How an Oregon Measure for Universal Preschool Could Be a National Model Upshot, November 6

    Creators of the Portland-area approach tried to avoid the pitfalls of similar policies elsewhere, and are giving teachers large raises.

  60. The Eerie Limbo of Remote Schooling Parenting, November 5

    A mother fears that her kids are learning less and missing more.

  61. In San Francisco, Closed Public Schools, Open Private Schools N Y T Now, November 4

    As the results of the 2020 election hang in the balance, we’re focusing on a district that epitomizes the heated debate over reopening schools.

  62. Parents in N.Y.C. Public Schools Now Face This Agonizing Choice Metro, November 2

    Only one in four students have returned to classrooms. The remainder have two weeks left to decide if they’ll go back, too.

  63. Students Vote and Work the Polls, Despite the Pandemic N Y T Now, November 2

    Students are fighting for voting access and helping at the polls, despite the difficulties of the pandemic.

  64. Are You Going Home for Thanksgiving? N Y T Now, November 2

    College students, we know this is a hectic year. How are you planning for the holiday?

  65. In San Francisco, Virus Is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed National, November 1

    A debate over reopening classrooms pits the mayor against the Board of Education, cutting across class, party and racial lines.

  66. Europe’s Locked Down, but Schools Are Open N Y T Now, October 30

    “We cannot and will not allow our children and young people’s futures to be another victim of this disease,” the Irish prime minister said.

  67. Choua Yang, Hmong Refugee and Educator, Dies at 53 Obits, October 29

    With her husband, she founded Prairie Seeds Academy in Minneapolis, a charter school centered on Hmong language, culture and heritage. She died of the coronavirus.

  68. Schools Stay Open in Europe’s New Lockdowns, a Reversal From Spring Foreign, October 29

    Europe’s latest wave of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus have largely avoided closing schools. We take a look at why and how they are being kept open.

  69. The Mystery of How Many Mothers Have Left Work Because of School Closings Business, October 29

    How one researcher arrived at a figure of more than a million and a half.

  70. How to Do School When Motivation Has Gone Missing Well, October 29

    Here’s what teenagers can do to equip themselves to move forward during this difficult and frustrating time.

  71. Covid Relief for Nonprofits Letters, October 28

    “Nonprofits throughout the country and the millions of Americans who depend on them cannot wait until after the election for relief.” Also: Helping coal miners; how the use of pens can help learning.

  72. New York’s School Reopening is Not Proceeding as Planned N Y T Now, October 28

    Just 26 percent of students have attended any in-person class.

  73. ‘You’re Out of Your Mind if You Think I’m Ever Going Back to School’ Op Ed, October 28

    When learning is virtual, Black parents can watch for unfair treatment.

  74. Chaos — and Controlled Chaos Interactive, October 5

    For Carl and Jesse Crawford, raising six young children was challenging enough. Now add a pandemic.

  75. What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far Interactive, September 21

    Thousands of cases have already been linked to schools this season. But a lack of reporting means that a national accounting remains out of reach.

  76. 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.

  77. Will This Be a Lost Year for America’s Children? Interactive, September 11

    As students across the country start school, education experts reckon with the long-term implications of remote learning, vanishing resources and heightened inequality.

  78. My Child Has a Disability. What Will Her Education Be Like This Year? Interactive, September 10

    Public schools are obligated to teach millions of students with disabilities. But as learning moves online, many services that parents fought for are at risk.

  79. The Children in the Shadows: New York City’s Homeless Students Interactive, September 9

    More than 100,000 city public school students lack permanent housing, caught in bureaucratic limbo that often seems like a trap. This is what their lives are like.

  80. Her School Offered a Path to the Middle Class. Will Covid-19 Block It? Interactive, September 9

    Students at Richmond Hill High School in Queens don’t come from privileged backgrounds, but they go to college in impressive numbers. This year could look different.

  81. U.S. Coronavirus Rates Are Rising Fast Among Children Interactive, August 31

    Young children seem to catch and transmit the virus less, but rising numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths show they are increasingly affected.

  82. The Risk That Students Could Arrive at School With the Coronavirus Interactive, July 31

    New estimates show that large parts of the country would likely see infected students if classrooms opened now.

  83. What Back to School Might Look Like in the Age of Covid-19 Interactive, July 29

    An illustrated guide to how schools will try to control the coronavirus when students return to their classrooms, this fall or in the future.

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

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

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.