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COVID-19 pandemic forces children and teachers online learning.
‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools across the country are bracing for steep budget cuts as the coronavirus pandemic continues (AP Photo/Jeff Amy).
Massive School Budget Cuts Poised to Disproportionately Affect Students of Color, the Disabled, and Low-Income Students

As schools across the United States struggle to reopen, they are facing huge budget shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. And the impact isn't going to be felt evenly.

The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, is home to one of the largest college outbreaks of COVID-19 in the United States (Shutterstock/Travel_with_me).
Over 8,700 Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported on College Campuses in August, Creating Turmoil This Fall

Without a national coronavirus strategy, colleges face testing students and quarantining them on their own, creating havoc as schools attempt to reopen around the United States.

Poll worker Amirun Nessa, seated right, assists voters in Brooklyn, NY. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Longtime Poll Workers Share Why They’re Scared to Volunteer for 2020

Most poll workers are over the age of 60, but with the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, many long-time volunteers are questioning whether they can safely work this year.

Image courtesy Shutterstock/Gorodenkoff.
I’m an Emergency Room Doctor. The USPS Crisis Is a Life or Death Matter for Many.

The Postal Service is a crucial part of health care for millions of Americans. And making sure the mail is delivered on time through the election is only a small part of the battle.

Veterans and soldiers face delayed medicines if postal service budget cuts continue.
Veterans Stare Down Another Health Crisis as USPS Delays Affect Arrival of Medicine

Veterans receive 120 million prescriptions in the mail every year—and recent GOP budget cuts to the Postal Service mean that their health care and lives are on the line.

Window visits have become a common scene as relatives try to visit nursing home residents during the Pandemic. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Nursing Home Cases up Nearly 80% as COVID-19 Surged This Summer

While the GOP pushed states to reopen this summer, the coronavirus found its way into nursing homes in the South and West—with dire consequences.