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Outbreaks elevate concern at schools in 2 Maine counties

The Maine Department of Education has downgraded another county’s schools from green to yellow because of an outbreak of the coronavirus. Oxford County joined York County with yellow rankings on Friday. The rest of Maine’s counties have a “green” ranking…

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Western Nebraska schools plagued by virus outbreaks

Several western Nebraska schools are scrambling to deal with outbreaks of new coronavirus cases. About 70 students and staff at Gering High School were under quarantine this week after an outbreak, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported. That came after at least…

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Elegy for the Educators

It's been six months since Dez-Ann Romain, a New York City principal, died of COVID-19, the first known K-12 educator to succumb to the virus that's now killed more than 200,000 Americans. This poem, by senior contributing writer Catherine Gewertz,…

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