Education

How Cajon Valley reopened its classrooms

This spring, when school moved online in Cajon Valley, Calif., lower-income parents struggled to balance work and home instruction. Students — most of them poor enough to receive free or subsidized lunches — struggled to connect to lessons online. The district superintendent, David Miyashiro, vowed to reopen schools in the fall. Now, students are back […]

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Donald Trump vs. the Ivy League: An Election-Year Battle

When it comes to criticizing the nation’s most elite universities, the Trump administration has had a busy year. In recent months, it has threatened to deport international students at places like Harvard who were taking their classes online because of the pandemic. It has accused Yale of discriminating against white and Asian-American applicants and opposed […]

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How The Unpredictable Coronavirus Pandemic Took a Terrible Toll

Schools in states like Georgia and Indiana have already been open for a month, but experts say they cannot yet be sure what the effect will be on virus transmission in communities. Bill Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said that because of the huge variation in […]

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How One District Got Its Students Back Into Classrooms

After a set of marathon negotiations in late August with the unions, the district announced a plan under which most students could choose between full-time remote instruction or a blended course of study starting with two days a week in person, up to full-time. (Three of the district’s schools have opened for classes five days […]

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Opinion | Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?

We all listen to our friends, but word of mouth can matter more in communities that have historically not trusted the establishment. “The way Black people have gotten information about politics or social issues — those are churches, sororities and fraternities, neighborhood block clubs,” said Adrianne Shropshire, the executive director of BlackPAC, which seeks to […]

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Teachers on TikTok are showing what it takes this school year

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox. Want to know what teaching looks like in 2020? Check out this viral video from Mackenzie Adams, a kindergarten teacher in Washington state, […]

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What’s Your Advice for Virtual Learning?

What’s working, and what’s not, in remote learning? Do you have tips to share for keeping kids engaged and learning? Or just ways to make sure they mute and unmute when they’re supposed to? We may feature some of your responses in a future article.

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La historia de amor de dos inmigrantes: cómo se conocieron los padres de Kamala Harris

Los estudiantes blancos se habían lanzado a protestar, rechazando el sistema político y las costumbres pasadas de moda de la década de 1950. El apoyo a la liberación del tercer mundo fue cediendo paso, gradualmente, a las demandas del derecho político a la libertad de expresión. En 1966, aparentemente de la nada, un actor llamado […]

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DeVos Vows to Withhold Desegregation Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes

WASHINGTON — The Education Department is preparing to withhold millions of dollars from Connecticut schools over their refusal to withdraw from an athletic conference that allows transgender students to compete on teams that correspond with their gender identity. The move to withhold about $18 million intended to help schools desegregate could have national implications for […]