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Nov 23 2020
As COVID-19 coronavirus cases rise in many parts of the United States, local leaders are mulling over whether to close schools and how to keep students safe while continuing the school year.
Many voices on all sides agree that students learn best when physically in a classroom. Right-rated voices argue that school closures are unnecessary, and concentrate on data suggesting that COVID-Los Angeles Times The Daily Caller Associated Press
Nov 19 2020
“New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday… The nation’s largest public school system will halt in-person learning Thursday, sending more than 1 million children into all-online classes at least through Thanksgiving.” (AP News)
Many across the political spectrum agree that the decision is short-sightedThe Flip Side
Dec 15 2015
Officials have closed all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday morning after receiving a "credible threat" of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses.Los Angeles Times
Dec 15 2015
The second-largest school district in the country has been closed due to an unspecified threat police say. A representative with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that a quotth...HuffPost
May 02 2016
All but a handful of Detroit Public Schools were closed Monday after teachers — angry that the troubled district may not be able to pay them over the summer — threatened a sickout.
More than 90 of the district’s approximately 100 schools were closed, according to announcements on the district’s Facebook page, and additional closures were still being added early Monday. More than 40,000Washington Post
Apr 22 2015
Six school districts in Kansas will close early this year, following budget cuts signed in March by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Two school districts, Concordia Unified School District and Twin Valley Unified School District, announced earlier this month that they would end the year early because they lacked the funds to keep the schools open. This week, four more districts confirmedHuffPost
Jan 10 2022
Public school students in Chicago aren't learning again today, as a bitter stand-off between city officials and teachers means canceled classes for the fourth day.
Over 300,000 students are out of class in the nation's third largest school district as negotiations continue for a return to teaching. Member station reporter Sarah Karp from WBEZ has been following the stalemate and joinedNPR (Online News)
Sep 02 2022
Residents of Jackson, Mississippi, are desperately waiting for a basic human necessity: safe running water.
Officials in this city, where conditions remain dire, have warned against using water in certain circumstances. Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Monday after a storm last week aggravated longstanding issues with the city's water infrastructure.
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Mar 08 2021
It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic virtually emptied public schools in Los Angeles and sent Shamael Al-Alim home to take classes from her bedroom.
She does not miss rising at 6 a.m. to catch a bus and a train to her high school. But there is so much that, at 17, she does miss: The prospect of an in-person prom and graduation. The history teacher who ran the socialNew York Times (News)
Feb 18 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s long-awaited guidance on how to safely reopen schools during the pandemic could end up keeping kids out of the classroom longer than necessary, four doctors who reviewed the guidance told CNBC.
Many public health specialists applauded the agency last week for releasing the clearest and most comprehensive federal guidance yet on whetherCNBC