Here is the August edition of Teenagers in The Times, a roundup of the news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared across sections of NYTimes.com. We publish a new edition on the first Thursday of each month.
Last year, online classes helped many students with disabilities pursue their education. They want the option to continue.
What was supposed to be a new, relatively normal year has become a politicized, bewildering experience for many parents, students and educators.
University of Texas at San Antonio will begin with mostly remote classes, because of the city’s high infection rates. Other schools are trying to avoid that fate.
“A year of lost schooling will hurt children for years to come,” states this Editorial.
“Our schools have long been spaces for right-wing extremist panic to disguise itself as a defense of children,” writes the author of this Opinion essay.
“We will not allow the world to look away,” write the authors of this guest essay, youth climate activists from Sweden, Mexico, Bangladesh and Kenya, working with the international youth-led Fridays For Future movement.
An eighth-grade class in North Andover, Mass., is seeking to clear the name of Elizabeth Johnson Jr., who was convicted of witchcraft in 1693.
Zara Rutherford, 19, left Belgium last week and plans to complete her journey by early November. She landed in New York City on Thursday.
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Lingering physical, mental and neurological symptoms are affecting children as well as adults, including many who had mild reactions to the initial infection.
Although young children bring the coronavirus home less often than teens do, their close contact with caregivers may make them likelier to transmit it.
“The barriers young adults face are not inherent to their age, but they have fewer resources to tackle them,” write the authors of this Opinion essay.
Jeff Zients, the Covid-19 response coordinator, called the news “a major milestone in our efforts to vaccinate adolescents.”
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization advised Britain to expand vaccination for 16- and 17-year-olds with no underlying health conditions. Shots were already open to ages 12 to 17 with increased health risks, or living with an immunosuppressed person.
Summer camp in the middle of a pandemic has been a tech-free, joyous balm for some. For others, though, it’s a pit of anxiety.
Kokona Hiraki, 12, and Sky Brown, 13, won silver and bronze in park skateboard, leaving Marjorie Gestring, a 13-year-old American diver, as the youngest athlete to have won an Olympic gold. But there’s a twist.
The 19-year-old won with a time of 1:55.21, a new national record and her personal best time.
Erriyon Knighton broke Usain Bolt’s under-18 record in the 200 meters in May and surpassed Bolt’s under-20 record in June, and he beat reigning world champion Noah Lyles in two races at the Olympic trials.
College athletes have limited life experience and financial expertise, which makes them ripe for being taken advantage of, wealth advisers say.
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