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Europe’s dramatic spike in coronavirus cases is what happens when reopening meets ‘pandemic fatigue’

Coronavirus cases are rising across Europe, particularly among younger groups, the World Health Organisation said Monday. With many European nations reopening bars, restaurants, and schools, young people have more opportunities to socialise. But people may also be experiencing “pandemic fatigue” that encourages them to exercise riskier behaviour, according to a […]
Europe’s dramatic spike in coronavirus cases is what happens when reopening meets ‘pandemic fatigue’
Lifestyle

14 of the most expensive colleges that are only offering virtual classes this fall

This fall, some US colleges reopened their campuses with social-distancing measures. However, more than 300 universities are operating completely online for the semester, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Some schools that are completely virtual for the fall, like Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, issued tuition reductions. Many […]
14 of the most expensive colleges that are only offering virtual classes this fall
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What it’s like to be a student at Notre Dame right now, where coronavirus cases spiked one week into the fall semester and lectures are being held in stadiums

As colleges begin to reopen for the fall semester, schools are adjusting to the “new normal” of social distancing guidelines. At the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, all undergraduate students were invited back to campus. A week into the fall semester, classes temporarily shifted to all-virtual following […]
What it’s like to be a student at Notre Dame right now, where coronavirus cases spiked one week into the fall semester and lectures are being held in stadiums
Lifestyle

Before-and-after photos show how the pandemic has changed classroom setups

Classrooms look drastically different this year as teachers prepare for in-person classes during the pandemic. While some teachers have spaced desks apart, others have added shields to their tables. Scientists are unsure if these measures will be enough to prevent students and teachers from contracting the virus. Sign up for […]
Before-and-after photos show how the pandemic has changed classroom setups
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How the University of North Carolina went from a leader in college reopenings to what the student paper called a ‘clusterf—‘ with 135 coronavirus cases in just 7 days

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had originally planned on a hybrid reopening, partially in person, with its dorms more than halfway full. Within a week of classes starting on August 10, coronavirus cases spiked, with six separate clusters reported and at least 135 positive tests. The school […]
How the University of North Carolina went from a leader in college reopenings to what the student paper called a ‘clusterf—‘ with 135 coronavirus cases in just 7 days
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Mississippi quarantines more than 2,000 students and 500 teachers as hundreds tested positive for coronavirus, but the governor says, ‘It doesn’t mean they caught it there’

More than 2,000 students and 500-plus teachers across Mississippi have been quarantined due to coronavirus exposure. Some schools reopened at the end of July and others at the start of August, but schools in eight counties only resumed in-person classes on Monday. Already, 199 students and 245 teachers have been […]
Mississippi quarantines more than 2,000 students and 500 teachers as hundreds tested positive for coronavirus, but the governor says, ‘It doesn’t mean they caught it there’
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A user survey by the app Fishbowl finds teachers largely opposed to schools in their state reopening in the fall

The professional-networking company Fishbowl surveyed 5,673 teachers who used its app about whether they thought schools in their state should resume in-person instruction. There were differences between states, but teachers largely opposed reopening. A majority of respondents in North Dakota said they thought the state’s schools should resume in-person classes, […]
A user survey by the app Fishbowl finds teachers largely opposed to schools in their state reopening in the fall
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Employment in state and local education is tanking

Employment in state and local education has plummeted since February 2020. State and local budgets have also been slashed during the coronavirus pandemic, leading educators to call for more federal funding so they can safely reopen. The pandemic may also exacerbate preexisting teacher shortages. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Employment in state and local education is tanking