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An economist who’s collected COVID-19 data from 9 million students said NYC’s decision to close schools ignores the evidence

Economist Emily Oster told Insider she was “very disappointed” by New York City’s decision to close schools, especially because leaders acknowledged schools don’t seem to drive coronavirus transmission. “It’s like something you would say about some institution that’s completely irrelevant to the lives and livelihoods of millions of people,” she […]
An economist who’s collected COVID-19 data from 9 million students said NYC’s decision to close schools ignores the evidence
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10 of the biggest school controversies of the year

The graphic content in the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” raised concerns among teachers. A controversial school assignment asked students to list “positive aspects” of slavery. School dress code rules continue to punish girls for “distracting” boys in the classroom. Dress codes, students’ freedom of expression, and teaching sensitive subjects […]
10 of the biggest school controversies of the year