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Within 11 days of schools opening, dozens of students and teachers have gotten COVID-19: ‘I truly wish we’d kept our children home’

As US schools begin reopening, dozens of students and school employees are testing positive for COVID-19. Hundreds of students and some teachers have been ordered to quarantine. Recent research suggests that children may spread the coronavirus as efficiently as adults. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Joel Barnes wanted […]
Within 11 days of schools opening, dozens of students and teachers have gotten COVID-19: ‘I truly wish we’d kept our children home’
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Mounting research paints a bleak picture for schools trying to reopen. Most large schools can expect coronavirus cases within 1 week.

Schools aren’t low-risk when it comes to coronavirus transmission. Studies have also shown that school closures significantly reduced infections and deaths. New research suggests that children under age 5 have particularly high amounts of virus in their respiratory tracts. But some public-health experts say reopening schools is worth the risk […]
Mounting research paints a bleak picture for schools trying to reopen. Most large schools can expect coronavirus cases within 1 week.
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The GOP wants to give $105 billion to schools in the next coronavirus stimulus bill — but it’s unclear whether it will be tied to reopening

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that the next coronavirus stimulus package will give $US105 billion to schools. Previously, President Donald Trump said that schools that don’t reopen may lose funding, although he doesn’t have the authority to enforce that without congressional approval. “It would be wholly irresponsible if […]
The GOP wants to give $105 billion to schools in the next coronavirus stimulus bill — but it’s unclear whether it will be tied to reopening
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Children with disabilities are losing skills they worked hard to develop as they’re forced to miss school. Parents worry about what’s next.

At least 55 million US students were affected by school closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. While all children are susceptible to regressing during this unstructured period, children with disabilities are especially vulnerable. Parents of children with disabilities told Insider that their children have lost speech, social skills, and have […]
Children with disabilities are losing skills they worked hard to develop as they’re forced to miss school. Parents worry about what’s next.
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Professional art lessons and celebrities reading children’s books — here are 8 educational and free online resources that will keep kids stuck at home entertained amid school closures

Over one billion students of all ages are currently away from the classroom worldwide – and no one knows what a return looks like. Museums, zoos, learning platforms and more have all rolled out online educational opportunities for free during this period of social distancing. These are especially useful for […]
Professional art lessons and celebrities reading children’s books — here are 8 educational and free online resources that will keep kids stuck at home entertained amid school closures