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Indiana Education Head On Reopening Schools: Contact Tracing Is A 'Beast'

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School has started up for many students in Indiana, with a mix of in-person and online learning. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says contact tracing is a big challenge.

At Least 97,000 Children Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Last 2 Weeks Of July

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President Trump falsely claimed that children are "almost immune" from the coronavirus, but a new review of state data finds child cases are up 40%.

Most Teachers Concerned About In-Person School; 2 In 3 Want To Start The Year Online

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A new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds broad trepidation about returning to the classroom, with 77% of those surveyed worried about risking their own health.

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Overwhelmed, Stressed, Scared: School Nurses Brace for the Fall Semester

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As districts plan for a new school year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, nurses are tasked with keeping students and staff healthy. Many want a stronger voice in decisions.

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What Are Parents Doing For Child Care? Here Are 3 Options (With Trade-Offs)

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Some parents, particularly moms, are stepping back from the workforce, while others are turning to in-home day cares and "pandemic pods."

HBCU President: 'I Slept Better' After Deciding On All Online Classes In The Fall

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Colette Pierce Burnette of Huston-Tillotson University says keeping students and staff safe was paramount. Black people are dying from COVID-19 at two and a half times the rate of white people.

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Teachers Union OKs Strikes If Schools Reopen Without Safety Measures In Place

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Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, said "safety strikes" should only take place as a last resort. The decision on whether to strike would be left to the local union.

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Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

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A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising.

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Girls, Has The Pandemic Made You Think Of Quitting School? Call Your Mentor

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In Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, counselors guide girls as they face tough choices during the coronavirus crisis — from giving up on their education to opting for early marriage.

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Polls: Parents Are Hurting Without Child Care But In No Rush To Reopen Schools

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In two new polls, a majority of parents say they prefer delaying in-person school reopening, despite the personal and economic toll.

NAACP Sues Betsy DeVos Over Federal Aid Money For Private Schools

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The civil rights organization argues the Department of Education has directed states to unfairly divert relief funds from public to private schools.

Colleges Spent Months Planning For Fall, But A COVID-19 Surge Is Changing Everything

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More colleges are rolling back their optimistic proclamations of an in-person or hybrid fall. Plans are now more likely to include hefty virtual options, be mostly remote or even entirely online.

When Can Kids Go Back To School? Leaders Say 'As Soon As It's Safe'

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Superintendents across the country say they're eager to get kids back in schools — safely. In communities with coronavirus cases soaring, some leaders say remote learning is the only safe option.

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International Students Can Study In The US This Fall — If They Can Get Here

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Many international students won't be able to make it to their U.S. college campuses for the fall semester because of travel restrictions and closed U.S. consulate offices.

What To Do About Part-Time School? NYC Announces Free Child Care For 100,000 Students

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The city aims to provide relief for working parents who either can't afford to stay home or can't find alternate child care for the days that students aren't in school.

New Report Says Schools Should Try To Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

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The National Academy of Sciences report includes an updated review of the evidence from around the world and a set of recommendations on mitigation strategies for the coronavirus in school settings.