Stories tagged: "schools"

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.

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Trump Administration Wants to Exempt Teachers From Quarantine Orders

“It essentially means if we are exposed and we know we might potentially be positive, we still have to come to school and we might at that point be carriers and spreaders."

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Schools That Reopened Last Week Are Already Shutting Down Over COVID-19

School districts are facing coronavirus outbreaks as they begin to reopen without the federal funding necessary to do so safely.

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Only 16% of Parents Support Trump’s Push to Reopen Schools for In-Person Classes

The majority of American parents disagree with President Donald Trump’s push for in-person instruction come fall semester, according to a recent survey.

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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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Teachers Union: Politicians Want to ‘Sacrifice the Kids’ by Reopening Schools Without Help

The president of the National Education Association says schools need federal guidance and funding in order to reopen safely.

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This Is Why Your Child’s Crumbling School Building Hasn’t Been Repaired

The majority of U.S. public school districts need to make significant building repairs to their schools, but lack the funding to do so, a new study reports.