Anya Kamenetz

NPR

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Communities Are Trying To Help Working Parents Who Face A Child Care Gap

Monday, August 31, 2020

With many schools opening up either part-time or remotely, working parents face a childcare gap. Districts and nonprofits are partnering to provide accessible childcare and remote learning options.

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New York City Educators Warn School Reopening Plan Is 'Missing Pieces'

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Of the nation's 10 largest school districts, New York City is the only one planning to open its doors to students. But objections are mounting over safety, logistics and money.

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New York City Schools Face Strike As District Plans To Reopen Amid Pandemic

Friday, August 21, 2020

Of the nation's 10 largest school districts, only New York City's schools plan to open. Now, the city is facing strike threats and mass confusion.

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NYC Teachers Union 'Prepared To Strike' If Safety Demands Are Not Met

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The president of the city's United Federation of Teachers called for testing every student and staff member before the start of school, set for Sept. 10.

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How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For

Thursday, August 06, 2020

As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals.

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Most Teachers Concerned About In-Person School; 2 In 3 Want To Start The Year Online

Thursday, August 06, 2020

A new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds broad trepidation about returning to the classroom, with 77% of those surveyed worried about risking their own health.

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Teachers, Parents To Protest School Reopenings Without Adequate Funding

Monday, August 03, 2020

More school districts are reopening with in-person classes or under a hybrid model this week. But are schools reopening safely? What does the science say?

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What Are Parents Doing For Child Care? Here Are 3 Options (With Trade-Offs)

Friday, July 31, 2020

Some parents, particularly moms, are stepping back from the workforce, while others are turning to in-home day cares and "pandemic pods."

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Without National Strategy For School Reopenings, Parents Face Uncertainty

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The school reopening debate is heating up again. The nation's biggest teachers union raised the possibility of strikes if schools reopen without sufficient safeguards. Child care is another issue.

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'Pandemic Pods' Raise Concerns About Equity

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

As many schools opt for a hybrid or online-only fall semester, some parents are teaming up and hiring teachers to educate their children in small groups — so-called pandemic pods.

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Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising.

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National Summer School Initiative Aims To Improve Online Teaching

Saturday, July 25, 2020

With many schools moving to remote learning or a hybrid format in the fall, a group of public and charter school leaders are trying to make sure students get a quality education, even if it's remote.

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In Reversal, Trump Says Schools In Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The president links billions of dollars in federal aid to school districts that reopen fully but acknowledges that in some coronavirus hot spots, the start of the school year may need to be delayed.

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Polls: Parents Are Hurting Without Child Care But In No Rush To Reopen Schools

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In two new polls, a majority of parents say they prefer delaying in-person school reopening, despite the personal and economic toll.

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Families Of Children With Special Needs Are Suing In Several States. Here's Why.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

A number of lawsuits question whether schools have addressed the needs of special education students during the pandemic. But the very nature of special education makes it hard to find one solution.

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Parents Of Special Education Students File Lawsuits Over Poor Remote Education

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

There are more than seven million special education students in the U.S. And many parents of these students say their children are struggling with remote learning during the pandemic.

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NAACP Sues Betsy DeVos Over Federal Aid Money For Private Schools

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The civil rights organization argues the Department of Education has directed states to unfairly divert relief funds from public to private schools.

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New Report Says Schools Should Try To Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The National Academy of Sciences report includes an updated review of the evidence from around the world and a set of recommendations on mitigation strategies for the coronavirus in school settings.

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Los Angeles And San Diego Schools Announce Online-Only Fall

Monday, July 13, 2020

The districts cite "skyrocketing infection rates" in the coronavirus pandemic in Southern California.

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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

Friday, July 10, 2020

In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

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