There are many, many important questions swirling about the potential of going back to school this fall, and most of them are about something more important than money. People’s safety is obviously first and foremost. The livelihood of millions of educators and school employees also matters, as does the education […]

PHOENIX — Arizona’s governor says public schools won’t be required to reopen for in-person learning as expected in mid-August as the coronavirus pandemic continues at a high level. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that the state Health Services Department will develop a set of scientific guidelines that school districts and […]

When employees at the 3D bioprinting company Cellink went back to the office Monday after nearly five months, they were required to clip a small piece of Bluetooth technology onto their clothes before walking through the office’s front doors. The devices, made by the Austrian company Safedi, are intended to […]

Outside Publis School 161 in New York, March 24, 2020. (Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times) Wading into the contentious debate over reopening schools, an influential committee of scientists and educators Wednesday recommended that, wherever possible, younger children and those with special needs should attend school in person. Their report — […]

LOWER MERION, PA—Lower Merion libraries have begun in-person service this week. Due to health concerns for both staff and the public, library officials said services will be limited and hours will be restricted. A full schedule is below: Library officials have stressed that this will not be business as usual. […]

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, at a White House coronavirus task force briefing at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Jason Andrew/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — As the nation’s public schools plunged into crisis at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, Education Secretary […]

TAMPA, FL — The Hillsborough County superintendent of schools has announced that students and staff returning to public schools on Aug. 10 will be required to wear face masks. After meeting with health officials, business leaders, teachers and school administrators, Superintendent Addison Davis said he believes masks are the best […]