School Issues

Keep Schools Closed Until There’s a Coronavirus Vaccine

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Schools should not reopen until there is a vaccine for the coronavirus because children can get sick or pass on the virus to at-risk family members. If some schools open before there is a vaccine, families with at-risk members should continue with virtual learning.

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Boston Herald

Author:

Marie Szaniszlo

Published:

6/12/2020

Steps for Schools to Respond to an Outbreak

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Schools can take steps to protect students, teachers, and families in case of a coronavirus outbreak. Schools should defer to the health department to make decisions about closing/reopening, develop a plan for school closures in advance, and routinely clean high-touch surfaces.

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Source:

Education Week

Author:

Mark Lieberman

Published:

7/12/1905

Senate Panel Asks: When Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen?

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The U.S. Senate’s education committee met to discuss what it will take to safely reopen schools. Many of the changes needed to keep students and staff safe will require more funding in a time when education funding is likely to be cut.

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NPR

Author:

Cory Turner

Published:

6/10/2020

Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries

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As schools begin to reopen, policymakers will need to figure out how to keep students and staff safe. Schools that have reopened in other countries like China and Denmark can serve as a model for the United States and can inform our safety policies.

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Learning Policy Institute

Author:

Hanna Melnick

Published:

5/15/2020

Schools Will Need to Make These Changes to Protect Students From Coronavirus, Experts Say

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Schools will have to take safety measures, like checking temperatures and limiting class sizes, to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Schools will also have to support students emotionally; trauma from losing family members and losing a sense of safety will impact kids.

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CNN

Author:

Faith Karimi

Published:

5/22/2020

When Can Kids Go Back to Class?

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Reopening schools is crucial for parents’ mental health, children’s development, and reinvigorating the economy. Parents struggle to work when they cannot send their children to school.

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The New York Times

Author:

Spencer Bokat-Lindell

Published:

5/14/2020

How Students and Schools Can Recover From Coronavirus

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COVID-19 and the resulting school closures has had a major impact on student learning, and will likely continue to impact school stability and learning next school year. The amount that students are learning depends on resources and technology that kids have at home and the level of communication between families and schools.

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University of Chicago Big Brains Podcast

Author:

Elaine Allensworth

Published:

7/12/1905

Video: Coronavirus: When Will Schools Reopen?

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Parents are worried that school closures from coronavirus are causing their kids to lose academic skills and are hopeful that schools will reopen in the fall. States have different plans for reopening, and people are worried that reopening schools could increase the spread of coronavirus.

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Source:

NBC News

Published:

5/19/2020