Motoko Rich

New York Times

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K-12 education reporter for the New York Times

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In Japan, only 1000 people have died from the virus. Japan is home to the world’s oldest population, the largest city, and one of the first big outbreaks outside China.

Japan’s COVID-19 success story

In Japan, only 1000 people have died from the virus. Japan is home to the world’s oldest population, the largest city, and one of the first big outbreaks outside China.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

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For two weeks now, thousands of public school students in suburban Denver have been walking out of classes and protesting alongside parents and teachers.

The Politics of History

For two weeks now, thousands of public school students in suburban Denver have been walking out of classes and protesting alongside parents and teachers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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