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Reopening schools raises complicated questions about health, education and inequity

Mar 10, 2021
A poll from the Pew Research Center found more than half of Americans think schools shouldn't reopen until teachers are vaccinated.
Education workers line up to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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England’s school kids about to exit lockdown and enter classroom

Mar 4, 2021
As millions of young Brits return to school, parents voice relief and concern after months of enforced home learning.
Most English children will return to their classrooms Monday. Many are eager to leave the house and see their friends again.
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For some schools, reopening will require infrastructure investment

Mar 2, 2021
Some K-12 schools need new ventilation systems. Others need digital technology for distance learning.
A big part of reopening schools is making sure everyone involved feels safe. Accomplishing this requires funding.
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Lots of parents hold off on back-to-school shopping

Jul 10, 2020
Because...are the kids even going back to school this year?
French schoolchildren wearing protective gear attend class in May. Will this year's purchases include face masks and hand sanitizer along with notebooks and pencils?
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