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  1. education
    New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza ResignsCarranza, who clashed with de Blasio on how to desegregate schools, will be succeeded by Meisha Porter, the first Black woman to run the system.
  2. pandemic
    Unions Aren’t the Obstacle to Reopening SchoolsTeachers can’t wish away the consequences of underfunding public education.
  3. education
    ‘I Want to Meet My Teacher’A war over reopening schools has upended the progressive politics of the New Jersey suburbs.
  4. education
    The Cost of Closing NYC’s Public SchoolsTalking through the effects of an irrational decision.
  5. covid-19
    NYC Public Schools Ordered to Close Tomorrow Due to VirusA sudden, crushing blow to the city during a new wave of the pandemic.
  6. new york city
    Councilmember: De Blasio’s School Reopening Was ‘Designed to Fail’It was obvious from the beginning there wouldn’t be enough teachers for students in classrooms, says a Democratic critic of the mayor.
  7. bill de blasio
    Bill de Blasio Has No Idea What He’s Doing HereHe reportedly proposed “a contest” to come up with a plan to reopen schools. The chaos is so bad that one education union wants him stripped of power.
  8. politics
    Trump Announces a ‘National Commission to Support Patriotic Education’In announcing his intention for the authoritarian measure, Trump claimed that teaching “critical race theory” to students was “a form of child abuse.”
  9. education
    De Blasio Delays NYC School Opening — AgainNew York City’s indecisive mayor has left teachers and parents alike in the lurch.
  10. intelligencer chats
    Should New York City Really Be Reopening Its Schools?Considering the pros and cons of the city’s big September gamble.
  11. education
    Unfriendly Divisions: Union-Busting and Quakerism Collide at Brooklyn FriendsA liberal Quaker school says that having a union violates its beliefs. That’s news to parents and teachers.
  12. labor
    Bill de Blasio Is Picking a Fight He Might Not Be Able to WinThe mayor wants to reopen school buildings whether teachers like it or not.
  13. education
    The Major School Districts That Will Remain Online-Only This FallPublic schools in Chicago, L.A., and San Diego will not return to campus next semester, with COVID-19 still spreading in California and Illinois.
  14. labor
    Teachers Aren’t Sacrificial Lambs. No Essential Worker Is.Don’t blame school workers for trying to protect themselves from danger.
  15. education
    Parents Are Flocking to Virtual Charters and Homeschooling. That’s Bad News.Poorly regulated education alternatives could set kids back.
  16. education
    What Will the First Day of School Look Like?Terrified teachers. Obstinate officials. Exhausted parents. Inside the messy, bungled battle to reopen New York City’s schools.
  17. education
    Did America Set Public Schools Up to Fail?States underfunded public schools for years. COVID-19 is about to make things worse.
  18. covid-19
    America’s Teachers Face an Impossible ChoiceTwo years ago, teachers walked out over pay and school funding. As the debate over reopening rages, some are preparing to walk out again.
  19. schools
    ‘I’m So Furious’: Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Dismal COVID ResponseObama Education Secretary Arne Duncan on how America’s dysfunctional coronavirus policy has made reopening schools more difficult.
  20. education
    Trump Administration Cancels ICE Plan to Block International Student VisasThe rare reversal comes after Harvard and MIT sued ICE for requiring foreign students to leave the U.S. if they are taking online-only courses.
  21. intelligencer chats
    The Pandemic Is Putting Parents in an Impossible SituationA conversation about New York City’s haphazard school-reopening plan.
  22. coronavirus
    Florida Schools Ordered to Reopen in August and Offer Full-Time InstructionSchools will still be allowed to offer online learning, but in-person classes must be available for all who want it.
  23. george floyd
    Protests Are Galvanizing Demands to Take Cops Out of SchoolsSome teachers unions have demanded police-free schools for years, but they face major obstacles.
  24. power
    Minneapolis Public School Board Cancels Police ContractIts unanimous vote will divert $1.1 million from the Minneapolis Police Department.
  25. higher education
    What Is College Without the Campus?This crisis will reshape higher education — and not just this fall.
  26. higher education
    The Coming Disruption to CollegeNYU Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway predicts a handful of elite cyborg universities will soon monopolize higher education.
  27. education
    She Just Wants Her Students To Keep TalkingSamantha Elkaim knows she can’t replicate her classroom, but maybe she can still reach the kids.
  28. coronavirus
    New York City Public Schools Will Not Reopen This School YearMayor de Blasio announced Saturday that the city’s 1.1 million public-school students would not be able to return to their classrooms until September.
  29. covid diary
    How Do You Get Laptops to 1.1 Million Public-School Students?An East Village principal, sick at home, tries to take his school remote.
  30. covid-19
    Will New York City Schools Close Over the Coronavirus?As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York ramped up to 44 on Friday, parents and students faced the possibility of school closures.
  31. the national interest
    Trump and DeVos Propose to Eliminate Federal Charter School FundsAlong with an 8 percent cut to the entire federal Education budget.
  32. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg Is Worried That Free Public College Would Benefit BillionairesTuition-free college won’t attract the children of billionaires to America’s public universities. But it would be an even better program if it did.
  33. the national interest
    Kamala Harris Admits Evil Neoliberal Scheme to Educate Low-Income KidsWhy would Harris try to give low-income students a better education when she could simply reshape society?
  34. elections of 2019
    Beshear Beats Trump-Loving Bevin in KentuckyPartisanship couldn’t pull an unpopular incumbent across the line in the governor’s race.
  35. technology
    A Cynic’s Guide to Killing It at StanfordMany of the 1,700 freshmen arriving in Palo Alto this September didn’t come for the Romantic poetry but to network, raise capital, and drop out.
  36. segregation
    Should NYC Ax Gifted Programs to Integrate Its Schools?The plan from de Blasio’s advisers is good policy, but dicey politics because socioeconomic segregation is quite popular with affluent voters.
  37. education
    West Virginia Republicans Are Still Trying to Punish Striking TeachersWest Virginia teachers demonstrated again on Monday as GOP lawmakers pushed school choice and penalties for striking teachers after recent walkouts.
  38. education
    Robert Smith’s Morehouse Gift Is More Generous Than His VisionThe billionaire’s donation of $40 million to pay off the debt of Morehouse grads was a noble act of charity. But charity is not justice.
  39. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public school teacher to be Education secretary.
  40. education
    Years of Low Pay Helped Spark the Teacher Strike WaveA new report affirms protesting teachers’ complaints, noting their wages have long been declining and they’re paid less than comparable professionals.
  41. education
    Michigan Conservatives Don’t Want to Teach Kids America Is a DemocracyConservative advocates in Michigan want to remove “democracy” from curriculums, arguing that the term isn’t “politically neutral.”
  42. vision 2020
    Does Kamala Harris Really Know What Teachers Want?Her call to raise teachers’ salaries shows she wants to distinguish herself as the education candidate, but she’s still haunted by her truancy policy.
  43. betsy devos
    Betsy DeVos Criticizes the Media for Accurate Reporting on Special Olympics CutsDeVos accused journalists of reporting “falsehoods” about federal funding cuts to the Special Olympics, before confirming those exact cuts.
  44. education
    The Promise of Integration Has Not Been Fulfilled in NYC SchoolsJust 190 black children were offered admission to New York City’s specialized public high schools on Monday, out of 4,800. Here’s why that matters.
  45. varsity blues scandal
    How the College Admissions Ring Explains 21st-Century American Capitalism“Human capital” is at the center of our economy. Thanks to Rick Singer, we now know its going rate.
  46. college admissions scandal
    Colleges Can’t Fix Their Unfair Admissions Process on Their OwnPolicies like ending early decision and parental donations could help. But the admissions scandal shows it will take far more to level the field.
  47. education
    Teacher Protests Won Higher Funding for Schools, But It’s Still Not EnoughDespite improvements driven by teacher strikes, schools in many areas remain underfunded. A lasting fix will require changing state governments.
  48. education
    West Virginia Teachers Strike Again, Appear to Score Another VictoryHours after teachers walked out, a bill that would have raised their pay but allowed charter schools and private school vouchers was tabled.
  49. education
    Red for Ed Wave Continues: Where Teachers Are Set to Strike NextEducators in several states and cities are either currently on strike or are considering new strikes and walkouts in the weeks to come.
  50. education
    Trump So Passionate on Bible Literacy That He Wants It Taught in Public SchoolsIt seems he’s considerably less passionate about the separation of church and state.
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