Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are using all kinds of models -- virtual, in-person or some hybrid inbetween -- to try to keep kids on track and engaged. Parents and teachers say sometimes it feels like none of them…
By Amna Nawaz, Gretchen Frazee, Vika Aronson, Erica R. Hendry, Emily Carpeaux
Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the closing of schools in nine Brooklyn and Queens ZIP codes on Monday. But he hasn't made a decision yet on Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to close nonessential businesses in those ZIP codes.
By Associated Press
Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year. A teachers’ union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S.
By Jim Salter, Leah Willingham, Associated Press
As schools across the country resume, parents and educators are debating the relative merits of at-home and in-class learning. But what do the students themselves think? Our Student Reporting Labs program teamed up with Detroit Public Television for a series…
By Student Reporting Labs
By Karen Matthews, Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
The development comes after de Blasio emphasized for months that the city's 1.1 million public school students need schools to resume in-person instruction this fall after a thorny plunge into remote learning in March.
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman, Laura Fong
For a preschool program along New York's Hudson River, taking kids outdoors, no matter the weather, is built into the school's model. But for an urban district like New York City, schools face a bigger set of challenges as they…
By Tamara Lush, Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
A Florida judge temporarily blocked Gov. Ron DeSantis and top education officials from forcing public schools to reopen brick-and-mortar classrooms amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ruling that the state's order "arbitrarily disregards safety."…
By Tammy Webber, Kimberlee Kruesi, Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
For countless families across the country, the school year is opening in disarray and confusion, with coronavirus outbreaks triggering sudden closings, mass quarantines and deep anxiety among parents.
By Charlotte West, The Hechinger Report
Mental health support, better remote instruction and a focus on vulnerable students -- high schoolers are pressing legislatures and school boards to make their appeals heard.
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