Comedian Gary Gulman on a choice his dad made for him when he was seven years old.
A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior. They complain, but no one listens.
Lilly Sullivan tells the story of an elementary school “movie day” that went horribly wrong for many of the kids. (20 minutes)
Sometimes even when you live through something, it can be hard to see it for what it is. Reporter Katie Worth has a story about a 7th-grader in that position.
Host Chana Joffe-Walt talks to teachers and principals about the unique challenges the pandemic has created in their daily working lives. (7 minutes)
When school closed and threw routines into disarray, one mom and daughter figured out a new way to make it work.
The pandemic moved lots of families around, and many children simply vanished from school, in person, and online.
Producer Chana Joffe-Walt really loves the slideshows that schools display at end-of-the-year parent assemblies. A lot.
Leo’s family moved away from Rochester, NY, leaving behind all of Leo's friends and stranding him in a new — and in his opinion, much worse — middle school. (10 minutes)
David Kestenbaum talks to one teacher there who’s already gone through a month of in-person learning to see what the future might hold for other schools.
What’s worse than being the new kid in school? Being the new kid in the country. Especially when the whole country’s tougher than you are. Sharif Youssef tells this story, which was first published on Yale Herald Audio.
Producer Chana Joffe-Walt tells Ira about a man who decided to do a drag act at his child's elementary school talent show.
Comedian Sasheer Zamata does this joke about her mom in her standup act. About how her mom hates white people.
When Jon Mooallem went to see his six-year-old daughter in a musical at her after-school program, he didn't know what to expect. But it certainly was not the performance saw.