US children returning to what will be another fraught, pandemci school year were greeted by people protesting mask mandates—some of whom resorted to violence.  

US schools desperate to make air safer for kids are being hard-sold unproven air cleaning technologies that may do more harm than good, a Kaiser Health News investigation found.   Warning signs:

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the top public health school in the US in rankings unveiled today by U.S. News & World Report.     The top 10 schools:     1. Johns Hopkins University 2. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill 3…

If you can’t convince public health workers to get vaccinated, you’ve got a problem.  

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.