French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban.
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
Public preschool students and children in kindergarten through fifth grade whose parents chose a mix of in-school and remote learning are back inside buildings Monday in the nation's largest school district.
By Associated Press
New York City's mayor says he's shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus. It's a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall.
By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
The largest teacher’s union in the U.S., the American Federation of Teachers, announced recently it would support any local chapters that strike due to their school’s reopening without any safety measures. Randi Weingarten, the union’s president, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan…
By PBS NewsHour
By William Brangham, Courtney Norris, Alison Thoet
Since the coronavirus pandemic closed schools nationwide, children are spending much more time at home. But reports of abuse and neglect have declined dramatically, prompting concerns among child welfare advocates that mistreatment isn’t being exposed. William Brangham reports on the…
By Karen Matthews, Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
The state governor and the New York City mayor are at odds over whether public school sites in the 1.1 million-student district will be shuttered for the rest of the academic year to curb the coronavirus.
By Gillian Flaccus, Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
Millions of Americans braced for the week ahead with no school for their children for weeks to come, no clue how to effectively do their jobs without child care, and a growing sense of dread about how to stay safe…
By Jennifer Peltz, Michael Sisak, Associated Press
Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision leaves the Big Apple as an outlier amid a growing list of cities and states that have elected to close schools for a week or more as part of a nationwide attempt to limit the…
By Aubree Gordon, The Conversation
So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.
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