Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings

Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.

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How to Make and Keep a Routine

Your days don’t need to look the same every single day, but recognizing and honoring a schedule brings plenty of mental and physical benefits.

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Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color

Children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill. Many have parents who are frontline workers, experts say.

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Why Getting Children Flu Shots Is Even More Important This Year

Doctors offer advice on when and where to safely get vaccinated.

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New Measures Aim to Boost Vaccine Rates for Flu and Children’s Shots

Pharmacists may now vaccinate young children under a new federal emergency rule aimed at helping families who missed well-child visits during the pandemic.

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Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

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LA and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall

California’s two largest districts made the joint call amid a White House push to get children back into classrooms.

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Schools Reopening: Teachers Fearful, Angry Over Pressure to Return

Teachers say crucial questions about how schools will stay clean, keep students physically distanced and prevent further spread of the virus have not been answered.

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Reopening Schools Will Be a Huge Undertaking. It Must Be Done.

Officials need to think outside the school building.

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CDC to issue new guidelines on reopening schools after Trump blowup

Children sit at desks while wearing clear masks.

Enlarge / Schoolchildren wearing protective mouth masks and face shields attend a course in their classroom at Claude Debussy college in Angers, western France, on May 18, 2020, after France eased lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (credit: Damien Meyer / AFP / Getty Images)

On the heels of criticism from President Trump, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to release updated guidance documents outlining how schools can safely reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vice President Mike Pence announced the upcoming documents Wednesday, just hours after Trump took to Twitter to blast the agency’s current guidelines.

“Well, the president said today, we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough,” Pence said in a press briefing for the White House Coronavirus Task Force. “That’s the reason why next week, the CDC is going to be issuing a new set of tools, five different documents that will be giving even more clarity on the guidance going forward.”

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Focus on Opening Schools, Not Bars

Resuming classroom instruction is crucial. Infection control inside and outside classrooms can let it happen.

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Why A.A.P. Guidelines Are Pushing for Schools to Reopen This Fall

Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage “having students physically present in school.” Dr. Sean O’Leary, an author of that advice, explains why.

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Your Kids Don’t Have to Inherit Your Body-Image Issues

Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.

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How to Teach Children About Healthy Eating, Without Food Shaming

Even the most well-meaning comments can have a big impact on a child’s body image and long-term relationship with food.

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