Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:00
Some schools in Georgia opened this week for in person instruction. Pictures showing students shoulder-to-shoulder in hallways and several positive coronavirus tests all suggest a difficult ...
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
Some schools are choosing to be remote-only this fall, while others have already reopened. NPR looks at the science and education issues facing families, states and educators as classes resu...
How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan...

How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For


As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:26
How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For
As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals....
Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion De...

Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite Resistance From Republican Leaders


Missouri is the second state to expand the health care program via ballot measure during the pandemic. Nearly a quarter million people could get health insurance thanks to the measure....
Posted: 2020-08-05 03:01:48
Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite Resistance From Republican Leaders
Missouri is the second state to expand the health care program via ballot measure during the pandemic. Nearly a quarter million people could get health insurance thanks to the measure....
2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In Th...

2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In The Season


With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 ...
Posted: 2020-08-04 02:00:56
2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In The Season
With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 ...

Posted: 2020-07-31 08:32:11
Renee Bach ran a treatment center for severely malnourished children in Uganda. Over five years, 105 died. This week, a lawsuit by two mothers who each lost a son was settled with a cash pay...
Posted: 2020-07-30 08:19:00
School nurses are often the first line of health care for students. They are now working with their districts to help make plans for the upcoming school year — but some don't have much of ...
Will Missouri Be The Next Red State To Expand...

Will Missouri Be The Next Red State To Expand Medicaid? Voters To Decide


Advocates for expansion say it would create jobs, protect hospitals from budget cuts, bring billions of federal taxpayer dollars back to the state, and bring health coverage to 230,000 more ...
Posted: 2020-07-30 09:00:04
Will Missouri Be The Next Red State To Expand Medicaid? Voters To Decide
Advocates for expansion say it would create jobs, protect hospitals from budget cuts, bring billions of federal taxpayer dollars back to the state, and bring health coverage to 230,000 more ...
'Silent Epidemic': Nearly 1 In 3 Ki...

'Silent Epidemic': Nearly 1 In 3 Kids Exposed To Damaging Levels Of Lead


It's the first time global data has been gathered on the extent of the problem. Experts are calling it a "groundbreaking" report. And the ill effects can last for a lifetime....
Posted: 2020-07-30 12:07:23
'Silent Epidemic': Nearly 1 In 3 Kids Exposed To Damaging Levels Of Lead
It's the first time global data has been gathered on the extent of the problem. Experts are calling it a "groundbreaking" report. And the ill effects can last for a lifetime....
Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health C...

Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?


With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can't contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers do...
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:07:00
Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?
With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can't contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers do...

Posted: 2020-07-27 10:13:00
In Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, counselors guide girls as they face tough choices during the coronavirus crisis — from giving up on their education to opting for early mar...
Posted: 2020-07-27 09:00:00
Gene therapy has helped a 9-year-old boy regain enough muscle strength to run. If successful in others, the treatment could change the lives of thousands of children with Duchenne muscular d...
Thoughts Of Suicide, Other Mental Health Stru...

Thoughts Of Suicide, Other Mental Health Struggles Still High For LGBTQ Youth


A survey by The Trevor Project found that 40% of young LGBTQ people have considered suicide in the last year. The pandemic has only exacerbated mental health issues LGBTQ youth already face....
Posted: 2020-07-24 11:01:56
Thoughts Of Suicide, Other Mental Health Struggles Still High For LGBTQ Youth
A survey by The Trevor Project found that 40% of young LGBTQ people have considered suicide in the last year. The pandemic has only exacerbated mental health issues LGBTQ youth already face....
Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immu...

Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved


A growing number of researchers think until there's an effective vaccine, the coronavirus will simply persist in the population, causing illness indefinitely. Better to squelch the spread in...
Posted: 2020-07-24 09:00:26
Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved
A growing number of researchers think until there's an effective vaccine, the coronavirus will simply persist in the population, causing illness indefinitely. Better to squelch the spread in...
Polls: Parents Are Hurting Without Child Care...

Polls: Parents Are Hurting Without Child Care But In No Rush To Reopen Schools


In two new polls, a majority of parents say they prefer delaying in-person school reopening, despite the personal and economic toll....
Posted: 2020-07-23 05:29:29
Polls: Parents Are Hurting Without Child Care But In No Rush To Reopen Schools
In two new polls, a majority of parents say they prefer delaying in-person school reopening, despite the personal and economic toll....

Posted: 2020-07-22 07:33:37
The civil rights organization argues the Department of Education has directed states to unfairly divert relief funds from public to private schools....
Posted: 2020-07-21 10:01:02
Superintendents across the country say they're eager to get kids back in schools — safely. In communities with coronavirus cases soaring, some leaders say remote learning is the only safe ...
Kids Get Coronavirus, But Do They Spread It? ...

Kids Get Coronavirus, But Do They Spread It? We'll Find Out When Schools Reopen


Studies show children have lower rates of COVID-19 and have milder symptoms than adults. But there's less information on how much kids spread the virus, which is key to safely reopen schools...
Posted: 2020-07-20 02:34:59
Kids Get Coronavirus, But Do They Spread It? We'll Find Out When Schools Reopen
Studies show children have lower rates of COVID-19 and have milder symptoms than adults. But there's less information on how much kids spread the virus, which is key to safely reopen schools...
Florida Family On Their Daughter's Fight...

Florida Family On Their Daughter's Fight For Her Life Against COVID-19


NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with the family members of a 16-year old who was just released from the ICU in Florida, after contracting COVID-19....
Posted: 2020-07-19 11:58:00
Florida Family On Their Daughter's Fight For Her Life Against COVID-19
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with the family members of a 16-year old who was just released from the ICU in Florida, after contracting COVID-19....
Global Photos: Babies Of The Pandemic Bring L...

Global Photos: Babies Of The Pandemic Bring Love, Light — And Worries


Millions of babies have been born in this year of the coronavirus crisis. We asked photojournalists to introduce us to some of the new arrivals — and share the hopes and fears of their par...
Posted: 2020-07-18 11:31:16
Global Photos: Babies Of The Pandemic Bring Love, Light — And Worries
Millions of babies have been born in this year of the coronavirus crisis. We asked photojournalists to introduce us to some of the new arrivals — and share the hopes and fears of their par...

Posted: 2020-07-17 10:36:00
Florida reported a positivity rate of 31% among those under 18 tested for the virus, while the state's positivity overall rate is 18%. Experts say there are good explanations for that high r...
Posted: 2020-07-17 09:00:09
Russian hackers are targeting COVID-19 vaccine trial information. School administrators must decide if they will host in-person learning this year. And, doctors are still prescribing too man...
Navigating Pregnancy Risks In The COVID-19 Er...

Navigating Pregnancy Risks In The COVID-19 Era


Preliminary evidence suggests the coronavirus can pass through the placenta, and pregnancy slightly raises a woman's risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Medical experts urge calm and common s...
Posted: 2020-07-17 09:00:02
Navigating Pregnancy Risks In The COVID-19 Era
Preliminary evidence suggests the coronavirus can pass through the placenta, and pregnancy slightly raises a woman's risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Medical experts urge calm and common s...
School Administrators Grapple With Reopening ...

School Administrators Grapple With Reopening Decision


As President Trump and the U.S. Department of Education push school leaders to quickly reopen K-12 schools, superintendents across the country insist science, not politics, will guide them....
Posted: 2020-07-17 09:00:00
School Administrators Grapple With Reopening Decision
As President Trump and the U.S. Department of Education push school leaders to quickly reopen K-12 schools, superintendents across the country insist science, not politics, will guide them....
What To Do About Part-Time School? NYC Announ...

What To Do About Part-Time School? NYC Announces Free Child Care For 100,000 Students


The city aims to provide relief for working parents who either can't afford to stay home or can't find alternate child care for the days that students aren't in school....
Posted: 2020-07-16 09:13:54
What To Do About Part-Time School? NYC Announces Free Child Care For 100,000 Students
The city aims to provide relief for working parents who either can't afford to stay home or can't find alternate child care for the days that students aren't in school....

Posted: 2020-07-15 08:03:00
NPR education and science correspondents answer listener questions about the reopening of schools and how students and educators can stay safe from the spread of the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-07-15 04:03:23
After contracting coronavirus, almost 200 kids in the U.S. developed a new inflammatory syndrome. Most recovered, but pediatric researchers have started a study to watch for long-term effect...
'We Failed Children,' Says Co-Autho...

'We Failed Children,' Says Co-Author Of New National Back-To-School Report


The National Academy of Sciences offers nine recommendations for reopening schools this fall....
Posted: 2020-07-15 03:01:11
'We Failed Children,' Says Co-Author Of New National Back-To-School Report
The National Academy of Sciences offers nine recommendations for reopening schools this fall....
Parents Must Make Big Decision For Children A...

Parents Must Make Big Decision For Children As School Starts Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


Parents are wondering whether or not they should send their kids into classrooms for on-site learning this fall....
Posted: 2020-07-15 11:19:00
Parents Must Make Big Decision For Children As School Starts Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Parents are wondering whether or not they should send their kids into classrooms for on-site learning this fall....
Video Chats, Driveway Dances And Dino Parades...

Video Chats, Driveway Dances And Dino Parades Buffer Pandemic's Loneliness


Though anxiety has increased in the U.S. in recent months, a drastic spike in loneliness that psychologists expected hasn't emerged. People seem to be finding new ways to connect, researcher...
Posted: 2020-07-15 09:00:30
Video Chats, Driveway Dances And Dino Parades Buffer Pandemic's Loneliness
Though anxiety has increased in the U.S. in recent months, a drastic spike in loneliness that psychologists expected hasn't emerged. People seem to be finding new ways to connect, researcher...

Posted: 2020-07-14 07:59:00
NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Lisa Sparks, a member of the Orange County, Calif., Board of Education, about why she approves of the plan to reopen public schools without masks or social di...
Posted: 2020-07-12 11:57:00
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with teachers from around the country about how they feel about public schools reopening in the fall, amid a pandemic and rising infection rates....
Pediatrician Makes Case For Reopening Schools...

Pediatrician Makes Case For Reopening Schools This Fall


NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bode, pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about sending students back to school this fall....
Posted: 2020-07-11 11:54:00
Pediatrician Makes Case For Reopening Schools This Fall
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bode, pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about sending students back to school this fall....
Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's Ho...

Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive


For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood. Here are seven ideas to help anxious kids feel better....
Posted: 2020-07-11 11:30:48
Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive
For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood. Here are seven ideas to help anxious kids feel better....
PHOTOS: How Hong Kong Reopened Schools — An...

PHOTOS: How Hong Kong Reopened Schools — And Why It Closed Them Again


Schools were shut when the novel coronavirus first became a concern. Here's how Hong Kong handled re-opening — and now, a second closing due to a spike in cases....
Posted: 2020-07-10 09:07:30
PHOTOS: How Hong Kong Reopened Schools — And Why It Closed Them Again
Schools were shut when the novel coronavirus first became a concern. Here's how Hong Kong handled re-opening — and now, a second closing due to a spike in cases....

Posted: 2020-07-10 08:08:24
In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."...
Posted: 2020-07-10 08:58:00
A tiny subset of children exposed to the coronavirus have later developed a strange new inflammatory syndrome. Most fully recover, yet doctors still want to track them for long-term health p...
Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall ...

Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall For In-Person Instruction


The state's largest teachers union says educators want schools to reopen, but the plan lacks detail on safety measures. "There's a lot of angst from teachers across the state," a union offic...
Posted: 2020-07-07 07:24:41
Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall For In-Person Instruction
The state's largest teachers union says educators want schools to reopen, but the plan lacks detail on safety measures. "There's a lot of angst from teachers across the state," a union offic...
How Parents And Daycare Centers Can Keep Kids...

How Parents And Daycare Centers Can Keep Kids Safe After Reopening


NPR's Scott Detrow speaks to child care consultant Lucy Mullen Davis about the guidelines centers - and parents - are considering before reopening....
Posted: 2020-07-05 11:53:00
How Parents And Daycare Centers Can Keep Kids Safe After Reopening
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks to child care consultant Lucy Mullen Davis about the guidelines centers - and parents - are considering before reopening....
Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation M...

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19


It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is c...
Posted: 2020-07-04 11:00:01
Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19
It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is c...

Posted: 2020-07-01 08:44:00
A narrow majority approved the ballot measure, making Oklahoma the 37th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 200,000 uninsured adults will now qualify for cov...
Posted: 2020-06-29 04:33:16
The dangers of social isolation outweigh the risks of in-person classes for most children, says the American Academy of Pediatrics....
How To Reduce Stress In Children Stuck At Hom...

How To Reduce Stress In Children Stuck At Home This Summer


Children keep staying mostly at home, as the pandemic continues with hot spots emerging around the country. With daycare and summer camps up in the air, many children are facing confusion an...
Posted: 2020-06-24 07:23:00
How To Reduce Stress In Children Stuck At Home This Summer
Children keep staying mostly at home, as the pandemic continues with hot spots emerging around the country. With daycare and summer camps up in the air, many children are facing confusion an...
Taking A Trip To Visit Grandparents Or Older ...

Taking A Trip To Visit Grandparents Or Older Relatives? Tips To Reduce The Risk


If you miss your mom and dad — or they miss their grandkids — how safe is a summer trip? Older people are more likely to get seriously ill from the coronavirus, so consider these tips to...
Posted: 2020-06-24 05:05:23
Taking A Trip To Visit Grandparents Or Older Relatives? Tips To Reduce The Risk
If you miss your mom and dad — or they miss their grandkids — how safe is a summer trip? Older people are more likely to get seriously ill from the coronavirus, so consider these tips to...
What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Center...

What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns


The Y, and New York City's Department of Education, have been caring for tens of thousands of children during the pandemic. Neither has had reports of coronavirus clusters or outbreaks....
Posted: 2020-06-24 11:01:00
What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns
The Y, and New York City's Department of Education, have been caring for tens of thousands of children during the pandemic. Neither has had reports of coronavirus clusters or outbreaks....

Posted: 2020-06-23 06:12:44
For Susan Burton, decades of disordered eating was about power. "As long as I was bingeing, I didn't have to think. I didn't have to think about any loss or pain or wanting or yearning."...
Posted: 2020-06-20 11:00:00
A new study found kids and teens appear far less likely than adults to actually get infected with the virus. But it is still unknown what role children play in transmission....
Back To School For Real? Texas Officials Say ...

Back To School For Real? Texas Officials Say Yes


Texas' education commissioner says the state's public schools will be open for students to return in the fall. But not everyone thinks that's a good idea, as cases of COVID-19 keep rising th...
Posted: 2020-06-18 09:13:12
Back To School For Real? Texas Officials Say Yes
Texas' education commissioner says the state's public schools will be open for students to return in the fall. But not everyone thinks that's a good idea, as cases of COVID-19 keep rising th...
Intensive Care Nurse Shares Her Experience Of...

Intensive Care Nurse Shares Her Experience Of Working With Newborns During Pandemic


Claire Panke, a neonatal intensive care nurse, talks about the changes COVID-19 has brought to her unit. For example, parents must visit babies one at a time and wear masks....
Posted: 2020-06-12 08:08:00
Intensive Care Nurse Shares Her Experience Of Working With Newborns During Pandemic
Claire Panke, a neonatal intensive care nurse, talks about the changes COVID-19 has brought to her unit. For example, parents must visit babies one at a time and wear masks....
Senate Panel Asks: When Can K-12 Schools Safe...

Senate Panel Asks: When Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen?


The U.S. Senate's education committee grappled with the challenges public schools face as they prepare to reopen safely in the fall....
Posted: 2020-06-10 07:49:00
Senate Panel Asks: When Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen?
The U.S. Senate's education committee grappled with the challenges public schools face as they prepare to reopen safely in the fall....