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.…

The coronavirus’s disproportionate impact on Hispanic, Black and American Indian adults is mirrored in children and youths, according to a CDC report released yesterday.

Half a million US children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, CNN reports—and a disproportionate number of cases are reported in Black a

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…

For many parents facing allegations of child abuse, their fates lie in the hands of a type of medical specialist they never knew existed: the child-abuse pediatrician.   Hundreds of these specialists operate across the US, stepping in when suspected abuse involves a medical…

For children fighting cancer at St.

When Peter Hessler returned to teaching at China’s Sichuan University in the midst of a national lockdown, his task was to teach a nonfiction writing class—a cohort he describes as the “Children of the Coronavirus.”   From students’ field assignments, he learned a huge…

Young Americans who vape were up to 7X more likely to receive a COVID-19 diagnosis than non-vapers, according to a national online survey by Stanford researchers.

Children—especially Black and Hispanic children—are vulnerable to severe COVID-19, according to a 

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