US education

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Public health experts say schools are safe – but districts struggle to convince parents and teachers
Closing schools won’t curb transmission, pediatricians say, and the risk of learning loss is too great

Jessica Glenza

23, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Rudy Giuliani and Michael Flynn to see honorary university degrees revoked
University of Rhode Island board votes unanimously to revoke degrees given to key allies of Donald Trump in 2003 and 2014

Martin Pengelly in New York

22, Jan, 2022 @1:35 PM

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USC is resuming frat parties after abuse claims - with guards at the door
Ramped up security, risk trainings and compliance reviews part of new policies to be implemented – but will they work?

Gabrielle Canon

21, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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More than 1,200 Oakland students pledge to stay home unless schools improve Covid safety
Students join wave of protests across the country calling for better masking and testing or a return to virtual learning

Maanvi Singh

19, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Glenn Youngkin attempts to ban critical race theory on day one as Virginia governor
Newly elected Republican unveils sweeping conservative orders, including loosening public health mandates during the pandemic

Oliver Laughland

16, Jan, 2022 @5:59 PM

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Republican school bill mocked for claim Frederick Douglass debated Lincoln
A Virginia bill banning the teaching of ‘divisive concepts’ confused the civil rights campaigner with the senator Stephen Douglas

Martin Pengelly in New York

14, Jan, 2022 @5:18 PM

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‘They saw bigger things’: Richard Leakey, Edward O Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy remembered
Friends and colleagues pay tribute after the recent deaths of these groundbreaking naturalists, who shifted our understanding of the world and our future

Patrick Greenfield

13, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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GOP state senator walks back comments on Nazi history in schools
Scott Baldwin faced backlash after his comments during a hearing on Senate Bill 167, which would ban ‘concepts that divide’ in schools

Maya Yang

11, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Staff shortages, fear and confusion: Los Angeles schools grapple with Covid chaos
Uncertainty facing nation hits its second-largest school district on a vast scale as Omicron fuels soaring cases

Maanvi Singh

10, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Morale is low’: US teachers push back on school reopenings amid Omicron wave
Educators concerned about staffing, working conditions and testing as schools grapple with Covid safety protocols

Michael Sainato

08, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Return to remote schooling brings despair in US as Omicron surges
Districts forced to move classes online again as waves of teachers call in sick, leaving parents to juggle work schedules and worry about longterm impact

Guardian staff and agencies

07, Jan, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Bomb threats at seven HBCUs force students to evacuate or shelter in place
Targeted historically Black colleges and universities spanned six states and DC as police warned that at least one had been ‘very real’

Alexandra Villarreal

05, Jan, 2022 @7:48 PM

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