NAIROBI, Kenya — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people and injured 17 others, the police said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks as Somalia experiences a tense election period and an enormous humanitarian crisis. A vehicleContinue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people and injured 17 others, the police said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks as Somalia experiences a tense election period and an enormous humanitarian crisis. A vehicleContinue Reading

An order by Pennsylvania’s acting health secretary requiring masks in schools for grades K-12 was rejected on Wednesday by a state court, which sided with a Republican state senator and several parents who argued that the official had overstepped her authority. The acting secretary, Alison Beam, had issued the orderContinue Reading

Enrollment in New York City’s public school system has dropped by about 50,000 students since the fall of 2019, the Department of Education said on Friday, the latest example of the profound disruption the pandemic has had on public education across the country. The 4.5 percent drop was likely drivenContinue Reading

Children joining the bicibús in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain, make their way to school on a recent Friday morning. The community is hoping to build a school-friendly bike lane for a safer commute for kids. Mireia Boix/Bicibús Eixample hide caption toggle caption Mireia Boix/Bicibús Eixample Children joining theContinue Reading

New York City students without permanent housing have significantly lower attendance rates than students with permanent housing, a reality that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated, a daunting new study released this week revealed. Advocates for Children of New York, a nonprofit group, analyzed attendance data from the New York CityContinue Reading

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a speech during his visit to Tk’emlups the Secwepemc First Nation in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada on Monday. Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a speechContinue Reading

The Justice Department signaled its support on Wednesday for the families of children with disabilities in Texas who are suing to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates in the state’s schools. The department filed a formal statement on Wednesday with the federal district court in Austin that isContinue Reading