Young children are unlikely to spread the virus — but older kids are more at risk, say researchers.
With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.
Will I get sick? Will my teachers? How will class be different? We asked psychologists how parents can help their kids navigate returning to school.
The pressure to bring American students back to classrooms is intense, but the calculus is tricky with infections still out of control in many communities.
When students head back to class this fall, they may find themselves isolated from each other and wearing masks. This isn’t biosafety—it’s pandemic theater.
The question of reopening schools has been a major global issue amid the coronavirus pandemic, with UNESCO reporting that school closures have affected 67.6% of students worldwide.
Government should treat the need to reopen schools as an emergency.
Americans found out the hard way that education is essential infrastructure.
When Science looked at reopening strategies from South Africa to Finland to Israel, some encouraging patterns emerged. Together, they suggest a combination of keeping student groups small and requiring masks and some social distancing helps keep schools and communities safe, and that younger children rarely spread the virus to one another or bring it home.
Fears from the summer appear to have been overblown.
The harm from lost instruction outweighs the Covid-19 risks.
Solving the school problem is crucial for parents and kids. Here’s what experts say would help.
We need to reopen our schools—not in spite of the pandemic, because of the pandemic.
If we move too fast, ignore science, or reopen without careful planning, this will backfire.
Resuming classroom instruction is crucial. Infection control inside and outside classrooms can let it happen.
Education experts (and desperate parents) are begging us to actually, seriously think of the children.
K-12 school reopenings are going mostly fine. College and university reopenings aren’t.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults were more likely to get infected, but when researchers analyzed cases from June to August, they found that people in their 20s accounted for the largest share of confirmed cases compared to other age groups. And public health experts say this is a worrying trend.
It is time to stop pretending. Our children are staying home.
We’ve known for months that young children are less susceptible to serious infection and less likely to transmit the coronavirus. Let’s act like it.
The federal government released new recommendations last month for unvaccinated students exposed to the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said those students could remain in school, as long as they are tested for the virus twice in the week after exposure and both tests come back negative.
On a population-adjusted basis, the weekly average of US children admitted to hospitals with Covid-19 is rising faster than any other age group.
Millions of American kids are headed back to school, this time as a fourth wave of the pandemic builds. We hear what parents should know about keeping them healthy.
To reestablish relationships in the classroom — and help kids cope with the stress and trauma of the past year — mental health experts say educators can start by building in time every day, for every student, in every classroom to share their feelings and learn the basics of naming and managing their emotions. Think morning circle time or, for older students, homeroom.
With proper safety measures, doctors and scientists said in a survey, the benefits outweigh the risks.
The notion is out there that public school students should not return to in-person learning until they’ve been vaccinated. That proposition worries me. Here are five reasons why schools can and should open at 100% capacity before a vaccine for those under age 16 is available.
The pandemic has forced the most vulnerable students into the least desirable learning situations with inadequate tools and support systems to navigate them...
Many parents are losing faith in their closed public schools—and are looking for alternatives.
Reopening schools is a huge controversy. It doesn’t have to be.
Schools across America have opened their doors. Here’s how it’s going so far.