Here’s What It Would Take to Reopen Schools Safely

A deep dive into what the research says about the question on every parent’s mind

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Schools need to reopen in the fall. Schools cannot reopen in the fall.

As both a parent and a science and health journalist, I feel torn between these twin truths. And it’s clear I’m not the only one.

Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged officials to aim for students to be “physically present” in schools this fall. The virus’s potential effects on child health, they said, did not outweigh the many benefits of going to school—not just to learn but also to eat meals, to interact with peers and educators, to stay in a safe place, to receive therapy and health care and other essential services. Continue reading at The New Republic.

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