With online school largely inaccessible, children in the low- and middle-income countries are being forced into labor—threatening years of progress.   Indian elementary and middle schools are closed indefinitely while reopening the economy remains a top priority.…

For decades, the number of Black students pursuing STEM degrees in the US was on the rise and expected to stay that way—but progress is reversing.  

Yet another issue US teachers are contending with this school year: COVID-19 safety measures that are at odds with plans for active shooter scenarios.   Teachers have been advised to take classes outdoors or mimic outdoor spaces by keeping windows and doors open.   But some…

There’s no good solution: Keeping kids out of class and young adults away from college reduces their risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, but they also miss out on the education and services they need. Updates:

School closures in the US last spring significantly decreased COVID-19 incidence and saved lives, 

In the great debate about school reopening, questions swirl around whether kids can spread the virus to their caregivers.  

As debate around reopening schools reaches a crescendo, US President Trump has doubled down on his commitment to reopening—even as daily US cases reach new highs, 

It’s well-known that a child’s socioeconomic background plays a leading role in dictating their life’s course—much of that insight comes from a seminal study following 790 Baltimore first-graders until they turned 28.   When the Beginning School study began in 1982, “the…

“This is the humanitarian mission of our lifetimes. And we won’t win every battle,” the chief medical officer of a New York City health system wrote to her staff last week. She warned that patients requiring ICU-level care were going to surpass their resources, according to…

“Eco-anxiety” or “climate depression” are real threats to children’s mental health. 57% of American teens report being scared by climate change and 52% report anger, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll released last fall.