Stories tagged: "public schools"

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These Are the Measures Needed to Reopen Schools, According to an Infectious-Disease Expert

“When positivity rates in a community rise above 3%, schools will likely have to close again."

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231 Children Test Positive for COVID-19 at a Georgia Overnight Camp

A growing body of evidence indicates that schools are likely to be major sources of outbreaks and that children are not as invulnerable to COVID-19 as once thought.

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The CDC Is Now Following Trump and Saying It’s ‘Critically Important’ to Reopen Schools

The new guidance focuses on low rates of transmission in schools located where community transmission is low, and emphasizes the social and mental health risks of keeping children out of school.

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The Risk of Reopening Schools Is Far Greater for Black and Brown Americans

The coronavirus is novel, but the consistently deleterious experiences of Black and Brown people in this country, especially as it relates to health and education, is not.

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Parents and Teachers Are Terrified of Schools Reopening as COVID-19 Cases Surge: ‘I Just Don’t Know If It’s Safe’

Without a comprehensive plan that includes additional federal funding, teachers and parents argue, reopening schools could put students, their families, and educators in danger.

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DeVos Slammed After Doubling Down on Reopening Schools

"Teachers, kids and parents are fearing for their lives. You point to a private sector that has put profits over people and claimed the lives of thousands of essential workers. I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child.”

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I’m a Microbiologist and a Mom. This Is Why I’m Keeping My Kids Home This Fall.

Unfortunately, we don’t have scientific studies on any of this yet, so we really don’t know how to open schools safely during a pandemic.