The Clinton Hill School in New York, July 22, 2020. (Mark Wickens/The New York Times) With some combination of optimism, anxiety and wishful thinking, many educators spent their summers planning, in minute detail, how to safely reopen classrooms. Teachers stocked up on sanitation supplies as superintendents took a crash course […]

Kids aren’t the only ones dreading another semester of online classes. Parents have pretty much been struggling with adjusting to the “new normal” of online school during the pandemic era. While you’re on a conference call for work in your dining room, your kids are engaging in a 30-person Zoom session in the […]

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the discussion about returning to school is fraught, filled with questions about public health, what kids and families need, and how to operate socially distanced schools. Confronted with these challenges, nine of the nation’s 15 largest school systems, and thousands of others, have defaulted to […]