Pedro Martinez is leaving San Antonio to become Chicago’s schools chief. He weighs in on his battles with Gov. Greg Abbott and why a student vaccine mandate should be “on the table.”
Our focus on the problems with inner-city education has left us with big blind spots.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced weekly testing of students and relaxed quarantine rules but continued to resist mandatory vaccination of schoolchildren.
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.
Large districts mostly require masks, and students in the same classroom as an infected person won’t necessarily be told or asked to quarantine.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the school safety reopening plan on Thursday, raising questions about the city’s readiness to bring back all its students to schools next month.
Act 10’s reforms to weaken public-sector unions helped both schools and taxpayers.
All state residents 2 and older will need to wear masks inside. Students and staff at public schools already have to wear masks.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has insisted that all students will return to classrooms full-time, despite the Delta variant.
Liberals Should Be Anti-Anti-C.R.T.
A lawsuit that she filed in New Jersey is testing the First Amendment limits of religious freedom.
In a 91-page report, the private coed boarding school in Ojai detailed sexual assaults and harassment against students dating back to the 1980s.
Hard hit by the decline of mining, a rural area in West Virginia is trying to attract teachers in a comeback effort. What’s lacking are jobs for the graduates.
The project of healing history’s wounds is difficult but necessary work.
The pandemic gave us a newfound appreciation for educators. Now let’s compensate them accordingly.
Mayor Bill de Blasio must soon make crucial decisions about medical waivers for teachers, remote schooling and social distancing for September.
About half the nation’s schools are not fully open despite rising vaccination levels, and teachers’ unions are getting much of the blame. Randi Weingarten hopes to carve a path forward.
The Pennsylvania teachers’ retirement fund put more than half its assets into risky alternative investments. The math didn’t work out, spurring an investigation.
As the city reopens, parents, teachers and students remain stuck in a hybrid-learning holding pattern.
Haven’t kids lost enough this year?
Biden doesn’t rile up the grassroots. Critical race theory does.
Centner Academy barred teachers newly vaccinated against the coronavirus from being near students. Some parents threatened to withdraw their children. Others clamored to enroll.
Centner Academy advertises its support for “medical freedom from mandated vaccines,” and has recently hosted talks by antivaccine advocates.
Even before the coronavirus hit, Italy had among the worst dropout rates in Europe. But closed schools and online classes have pushed students out in ever higher numbers.
There is an effective approach to breaking the preschool-to-prison pipeline.
The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.
Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.
The temporary closures of schools that have frustrated parents may soon become less common under new virus rules.
Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.
A bipartisan group of governors decided to flex its muscle and get students back into classrooms, despite union resistance and bureaucratic hesitancy.
Disruptions to education during the pandemic are turning people away from a profession that was already struggling to attract new recruits.
School officials in Duxbury, Mass., denounced what they called the “horrifying and disappointing” language and said they had hired a private lawyer to conduct an investigation.
Frustration over pandemic reopening plans is growing in New Jersey’s affluent suburbs, where taxes are high and many students are barely in classrooms.
The previous recommendation of six feet of distancing was a major obstacle to bringing students back for in-person learning.
The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.
Start-ups hope there’s no turning back for online learning, even as more students return to the classroom.
Trump administration officials grumble that they laid the groundwork for surging vaccinations, but some hard work in the trenches has helped pick up the pace of production.
A Shallowater High School assignment meant to demonstrate medieval-era misogyny was scrapped after at least one parent objected.
A day after President Biden said teachers should be prioritized for vaccination, the first lady and the education secretary hit the road to urge communities to return to in-person learning.
Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.
Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.
Vanessa Friedman, fashion director of The New York Times, takes reader questions.
Perhaps because I had a teacher who made reading aloud into ceremony, ritual and compelling drama, I grew up to find my cause in pediatricians’ promoting reading aloud at checkups.
In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.
Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.
Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms.
As President Biden struggles to keep his pledge to reopen schools in 100 days, Republicans in Congress are hammering at the issue as a way to win back alienated women and suburban voters.
The federal government’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first.
As the White House struggles to flesh out President Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days, aides have found themselves steadily lowering expectations.
The Biden administration is determined to restart in-person learning quickly. But there are some major hurdles.