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Father checking ear of son with otoscope at home.

A positive coronavirus test for a kid too young to get vaccinated can mean unpaid time off for parents — often while they are also sick — and days or weeks without child care. 

Shefali Luthra
Business & Economy

Build Back Better isn’t dead, but talks have moved behind the scenes

The starting point is a package with previously proposed climate provisions, and subsidized child care and universal pre-K that would be funded for a longer period of time.

Amanda Becker
Business & Economy

Monthly child tax credit payments have ended. The future of the program now hangs in the balance

This month will be the first time since July that parents won’t be able to rely on the child tax credit. Parents will have to claim the remainder of the credit in their taxes, a challenge that is likely to hit the most vulnerable families, as Congress debates the policy’s future.

Chabeli Carrazana
Education

Lawsuits, complaints and protests are upending sexist school dress codes

Students and activists, many of them in the South, are challenging rigid dress codes that often target girls, students of color and LGBTQ+ youth.

Nadra Nittle

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