How Black Girls Get Pushed Out of School

[Race affects our lives in countless ways. To read provocative stories on race from The Times,…

College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

The political science class was called “Forced Migration and Refugees.” Students read accounts of migrants fleeing…

From Afar, Congress Begins Oversight of Trump Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, moving aggressively to scrutinize the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus…

DeVos Weighs Waiving Special Education. Parents Are Worried.

WASHINGTON — Tucked away in the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization bill is a provision that allows…

A Widening Toll on Jobs: ‘This Thing Is Going to Come for Us All’

The tendrils of the coronavirus pandemic reached deeper into the American economy last week, leaving millions…

The Safety Net Got a Quick Patch. What Happens After the Coronavirus?

WASHINGTON — President Trump and congressional Republicans spent the last three years fighting to cut anti-poverty…

The Safety Net Is Stronger. What Happens After the Coronavirus?

WASHINGTON — President Trump and congressional Republicans spent the last three years fighting to cut anti-poverty…

Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators Before Trump’s Attack

While much of the U.S. economy has ground to a halt because of the coronavirus outbreak,…

How Coronavirus Has Transformed Elections Across the U.S.

From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020…

As school goes virtual, what gets left behind?

The heart of education is relationships and community connection. This includes the vital relationship between the…

Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72

Tom Coburn, an ultraconservative Oklahoma Republican and family physician who in 16 years in Congress crusaded…

Venezuelan Leader Maduro Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was indicted in the United States on Thursday in a decades-long…

Education Dept. Hits Penn State Again for Sexual Misconduct Procedures

WASHINGTON — The Education Department announced Thursday that it had ordered Pennsylvania State University to make…

Live Coronavirus Updates and Coverage

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Colleges Get Billions in Coronavirus Relief, but Say Deal Falls Short of Needs

WASHINGTON — The $2 trillion stimulus package barreling toward passage by the Senate on Wednesday will…

Fine Print of Stimulus Bill Contains Special Deals for Industries

WASHINGTON — Restaurants and retailers will get a tweak to federal tax law they have been…

As U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Diplomats Are Left to Fill Uncertain Mission

WASHINGTON — It was once a sideshow to the American military in Afghanistan and later became…

Young Voters Know What They Want. But They Don’t See Anyone Offering It.

The oldest of them were just out of college on 9/11; the youngest were not yet…

They Went Abroad to Study. Now They Are Stranded.

Channing Stirrat traveled to Ecuador to study biology. Nicholas Nerli flew to Morocco to further his…

Relief Offered From Testing and Student Loans as Virus Roils Education

WASHINGTON — Elementary and secondary schools will not be required to do standardized testing, and student…