Welcome to the first 2019 edition of Teenagers in The Times. This roundup of the news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared across sections of NYTimes.com appears on the first Thursday of each month during the school year.
We asked some of the more than 30,000 teachers who went on strike last week to tell us how they teach their largest classes.
Even before the walkout, these students suffered from years of limited funding; California spends less per pupil than the national average.
This Opinion essay states, “If they’re not held accountable at school, what’s to stop them from becoming the villain of another woman’s #MeToo story once they enter the work force?”
There’s a simple reason so many colleges have chain restaurants: Students want them.
Income Sharing Agreements are gaining the attention of higher education and Wall Street. One early success story is getting a boost from venture capital.
Financial and enrollment woes at schools like the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have led to a scramble for fixes, such as dropping longstanding liberal arts degrees.
Student demand for computer science courses is outstripping the supply of professors, creating a student divide of computing haves and have-nots.
The federal government is closing a controversial tent city for migrant children in Texas. But officials are now moving to nearly double the capacity of a similar facility in Florida.
Federal officials face a balancing act as they investigate alleged wrongdoing at Southwest Key, the largest provider in an overburdened shelter system.
The 13-year-old, whose parents were killed when she was abducted, will receive the money from the food company where her parents worked for nearly three decades.
Jake T. Patterson, 21, was held pending murder and kidnapping charges, the authorities said. Jayme, 13, had vanished when her parents were fatally shot in a rural Wisconsin town.
Days after a 16-year-old’s mutilated body was found in a small Indian town, the police arrested her father, who they believe arranged her killing.
A 16-year-old caught on the front lines in Syria had been taken by his mother to the battle zone when he was 12, his sister and American officials said.
The teenager, whose capture was announced by the Syrian Democratic Forces, would be the only American minor apprehended fighting on behalf of the Islamic State on the battlefield.
Afghan children as young as 8 have been imprisoned after being caught preparing suicide attacks. Officials worry about what to do when they grow up.
Five youths are being investigated for “grave terrorism offenses, including murder,” over the death of Aisha Rabi on a West Bank road.
The authorities appear to be escalating efforts to crush a student-led campaign for workers’ rights that has evaded Beijing’s control.
Five 15-year-old girls died in a locked room after a building that lacked basic safety measures caught fire. The operator faces criminal charges.
This Opinion essay writer states, “As a teenager, crushes were my religion. I obsessed over boys from a born-again Christian youth group like a fanatic, and I found peace in this faith.”
“As a queer, closeted teenager, I had to learn about romance from the sidelines. A decade later, I’m still struggling to get in the game,” writes Garrett Schlichte in a Modern Love essay.
Science, Health, Technology and Sports
Liu stole the show with two triple axels and defeated the defending champion, Bradie Tennell, who fell during her free skate.
Figure Skating in Harlem helps young women of color see themselves on ice.
Anisimova beat 11th-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, 6-3, 6-2, at the Australian Open to reach the second week of a Grand Slam event for the first time.
Why rugby? Because its tackling techniques emphasize use of the shoulder, which increasingly appeals to football coaches leery of concussions. Even in Texas.
Andrew Barth Feldman, a high school junior on Long Island, is an ardent theater fan who has been acting since he was 8. Now he’ll be leading the cast in his favorite show.
That’s what trans activists say about the Netflix drama “Girl.” But the movie’s supporters say it’s something cisgender viewers need to see.
“Let’s keep it there,” say the writers of this Opinion essay, co-founders of a nonprofit that uses art to empower young people to end violence against girls and women.
Three nerdy college freshmen rush a creepy, off-campus fraternity in Daniel Robbins’s tight, twisty torture movie.
Joe Cornish bestows Excalibur upon a boy who is fleeing bullies, and the legend comes alive, just when a divided country needs a hero.
In 1952, Meyer Levin reviewed “The Diary of a Young Girl” for the Book Review. Here’s an excerpt.
In “We Are Displaced,” the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai gathers stories from girls around the world who, like her, have had to flee their homes.
In new novels by Brenda Woods, Dan Gemeinhart, Alicia D. Williams and more, young protagonists learn the hard way that adults don’t have all the answers.
The heroine of Dana Czapnick’s debut novel, “The Falconer,” feels most at home shooting hoops at her prep school gym.
Boom! Studios will reboot Buffy and friends with a new look at their pre-college days.
A new Fox series based on the best-selling novels by Justin Cronin pits a preteen girl against the vampirelike victims of biomedical experimentation.
Watch part of a solo that Bianca Berman, 14, choreographed and will perform as part of Ellen Robbins’s “Dances by Very Young Choreographers.”