Stories tagged: "public schools"

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Reopening Schools Could Put Children at Risk. Trump Wants States to ‘Seriously Consider’ It Anyway.

School closures have impacted at least 124,000 public and private schools in the U.S., affecting more than 55 million students.

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How the Coronavirus Crisis Has Upended the Lives of Teachers, Parents, and Students

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of at least 124,000 public and private K-12 schools, affecting more than 55 million students. Hundreds of colleges have also closed.

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22 Million Students Could Go Hungry Unless Congress Passes This Coronavirus Bill

Millions of students nationwide depend on free- and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches, and there is no single plan to address what could be an enormous food insecurity crisis for America’s youth.

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Schools Lost $4 Billion After Decade of Cuts and Diversions

New analysis shows how tax money flows to private schools, tax cuts for wealthy

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Philadelphia Schools Are Rife With Asbestos. Now the Teachers Union Is Suing.

In recent weeks, six schools have closed temporarily after testing positive for airborne asbestos, which can cause fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.