Schools Reopen: Stories From Across Pandemic America

Across the country, students are returning to classes. We connected with hundreds of them to see how they — along with teachers, administrators and parents — are coping.

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N.Y.C. Will Mandate Vaccines for Teachers and School Staff

The new mandate will affect about 148,000 city employees.

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When a Valedictorian Spoke of His Queer Identity, the Principal Cut Off His Speech

The principal also took away the valedictorian’s prepared remarks, so the student recited the speech from memory.

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Israel Extradites Teacher Accused of Abuse in Australia, Reports Say

Malka Leifer, who fled to Israel, faces 74 counts of sexual abuse related to her tenure as a principal at a Jewish girls’ school in Melbourne.

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How de Blasio Backed Himself Into a Corner on Closing Schools

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.

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A Beloved Teacher Died From the Virus. Now Her School Confronts Reopening.

At Public School 9 in Brooklyn, students will start each day by talking about how they are feeling and will take breaks for movement and meditation.

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A Beloved Teacher Died From the Coronavirus. Now Her School Confronts Reopening.

At Public School 9 in Brooklyn, students will start each day by talking about how they are feeling and will take breaks for movement and meditation.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #principals-school

Principals Assail N.Y.C. Mayor, Calling for State Takeover of Schools

The union representing New York City’s principals said it had lost confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen schools.

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N.Y.C. Schools Are Set to Open in a Month. Principals Fear That’s Too Soon.

School leaders are running up against major obstacles and unanswerable questions ahead of the planned reopening. A large group of principals has called on the mayor to delay in-person instruction.

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Why Teachers Aren’t Ready to Reopen Schools

The president is demanding schools return to in-person learning. Officials are answering that call. But teachers and their unions say many of those plans are unsafe.

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Can Jamaal Bowman Be the Next A.O.C.?

The uprising over police violence fuels a progressive primary challenge.

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