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  1. schools
    Did New York City Forget How to Teach Children to Read?This fall, Eric Adams is pivoting to phonics.
  2. schools
    The Rutters of Athens CountyAn Appalachian school district’s daring experiment in economic integration.
  3. education
    New York Schools Ordered to Ditch Native American Team Names, MascotsThe State Education Department says schools need to remove the terms and imagery by the end of the school year, unless a recognized tribe signs off.
  4. the national interest
    Democrats Must Defeat the Left’s War on School AchievementSchool closings are over, but the fight over learning loss isn’t.
  5. education
    ‘I Don’t Feel Like This Is a Safe Choice Yet’Starting today, masks are optional in New York City public schools. While many are relieved, some parents and educators worry the move is premature.
  6. schools
    New Jersey’s Education Rebellion Was a Long Time ComingBut Democrats didn’t heed the signs.
  7. politics
    MAGA Without the Madness WinsGlenn Youngkin delivered the GOP’s first big win after Trump’s defeat, besting Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a close race for Virginia governor.
  8. politics
    Why Republicans May Go All In on Parental RightsVirginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin thinks defending parents’ rights to dictate what happens in schools appeals to swing and base voters.
  9. pandemic
    ‘I Did Not Want My Children to Be Home Again’After more than a year of Zoom school, NYC kids returned to classrooms, much to the relief of parents and teachers.
  10. following the science
    The Science of Masking Kids at School Remains UncertainA large, groundbreaking study suggesting no clear benefit from school mask mandates has many experts questioning the policy.
  11. covid-19
    Universal Face-Mask Mandates Are Back. Here’s What to Know.Amid the Delta wave, the CDC is once again recommending indoor mask mandates, including in all schools. But the debate remains politically fraught.
  12. covid-19
    Vaccinated Kids Can Go Maskless in School, CDC SaysThe agency issued new guidance in which schools are advised to fully reopen this fall.
  13. summertime
    Experts: CDC’s Summer-Camp Rules Are ‘Cruel’ and ‘Irrational’“The CDC’s recommendations are, frankly, senseless. Children cannot be running around outside in 90-degree weather in a mask. Period.”
  14. learning
    Why Public Schools Shouldn’t Offer a Remote Option This FallIt’s bad for learning, it’s expensive, and it sends the wrong message about whether our schools are safe.
  15. learning
    Putting Students Behind Plexiglass Isn’t Making Them Any SaferClassroom barriers are expensive and often harm a student’s educational experience – to no proven benefit.
  16. pandemic politics
    The Problem With the CDC’s Six-Foot Rule for SchoolsThis CDC guidance has kept millions of kids home. The agency needs to explain it — because a lot of science points to a different standard.
  17. hizzoner
    Is Reopening Schools Bill de Blasio’s Finest Moment?The mayor’s maddening personality may be what enabled him to pull off reopening schools.
  18. covid-19
    Inside the Schools Open Full Time Right NowWhat the data really tells us about COVID-19 transmission and safety in the classroom.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. covid-19
    Cuomo Says New York Schools Can Reopen, But Hurdles RemainSchool districts have the green light. Whether they move forward with in-person learning is still an open question.
  22. coronavirus
    As Schools Open, Coronavirus Outbreaks FollowHere are the states where reopened schools are dealing with positive coronavirus tests.
  23. health
    COVID-19 Is Horrible — So Is Worrying You Might Have Infected Someone ElseOn one of the last days of normal life, I brought cupcakes to my first grader’s class. I didn’t know yet that I had COVID-19.
  24. labor
    Teachers Aren’t Sacrificial Lambs. No Essential Worker Is.Don’t blame school workers for trying to protect themselves from danger.
  25. 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.
  26. the top line
    If This Is How Disney World Operates in a Pandemic, How Could Schools Operate?Limited capacity may be possible at theme parks and retail stores, but it probably won’t work at schools.
  27. labor
    Florida Teachers Are Suing Ron DeSantisThe governor’s reopening strategy puts them in life-threatening danger, they say.
  28. 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.
  29. intelligencer chats
    The Pandemic Is Putting Parents in an Impossible SituationA conversation about New York City’s haphazard school-reopening plan.
  30. cityscape
    Theaters and Malls Are Empty. Fill Them With Spread-Out Classroom Desks.Concert halls, armories, the Javits Center: They could serve as schoolrooms with kids widely spaced.
  31. 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.
  32. coronavirus
    Learning to Live in the Valley of UncertaintyFor many critical coronavirus questions, like when schools should reopen, we simply do not have clear answers.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: When the Ideologues Come for the KidsAdults are being forced to obey the new norms of social justice or face ostracism. Meanwhile, children are being indoctrinated.
  36. education
    Betsy DeVos Knew How to Wield Power in Michigan. It’s Not Working in D.C.Who is she? And how did she get to be head of our schools?
  37. classroom
    Laurene Powell Jobs’s $100 Million Mission to Disrupt American High School“We should have the best education system in the world! Of course we should!”
  38. the urbanist
    How Kids Around the World Get to SchoolFrom kayaks in Nepal to motorcycles in Bangkok.
  39. No Child Left Behind Is Officially DoneObama signed “Every Student Succeeds,” a new bipartisan education bill that scraps the program by giving states more power to decide testing and teacher evaluations.
  40. conflicts of interest
    Orthodox-Controlled Schools Dodge State TakeoverBut the state isn’t thrilled with them.
  41. big brother
    Alabama Schools Hired Ex-FBI to Monitor StudentsFourteen were later expelled.
  42. education
    De Blasio’s Teachers-Union Deal Could Be Historic, But the Details Are VagueIt’s unclear how the city will pay for teachers’ raises.
  43. crimes and misdemeanors
    Brooklyn High School Employees Allegedly ‘Shared’ Students to Sexually AssaultJust. Awful.
  44. sandy hook elementary school
    The Kids of Sandy Hook Started Classes Yesterday“The safest school in America.”
  45. hurricane sandy
    City Schools Are Clawing Back Sandy Vacation DaysThey’re coming out of winter break.
  46. hurricane sandy
    New York Students Can Now Attend Any SchoolDisplaced kids’ Sandy break is over.
  47. wow terrible
    Wow, Terrible: Queens Classroom EditionTeacher makes her students send holiday cards to an inmate once busted for child porn.
  48. guns
    Queens Teacher Uses Robbers and Guns to Instruct Spelling R-O-B-B-E-R.
  49. the third terminator
    Bloomberg Renews War With Teachers Union in State of the City SpeechThe mayor knows that his time is running out.
  50. the third terminator
    People Are Not Happy With How Bloomberg Has Handled SchoolsSchools, snow … This administration is not brought to you by the letter ‘S.’
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