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Education Secretary wants U.S. schools open, offers no safety plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept up the administration’s push to reopen U.S. schools in the fall on Sunday, but failed to embrace any blueprint – including federal health guidelines – for how that could be done safely.

“We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them,” DeVos told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school

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Teen birth rates decline another year, CDC report finds, but Black and Hispanic rates see less significant change

Overall teenage birth rates have fallen across the country, but women’s health care providers are concerned about the sharp disparities between white teenagers and teenagers of color.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday that found U.S. birth rates for women between the ages of 15 and 19 had declined in 38 states, 7% across the entire country in 2018. While white teenagers saw a significant decline in 29 states, Hispanic and Black teenagers saw a decline in only 10 states.

The report comes on the heels of a Supreme Court decision Wednesday that upheld a

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Colleges reel from new immigration announcement

When Nay, a senior at University of Illinois at Chicago, came to the U.S. from Bogor, Indonesia, in 2017, she thought she’d get the most out of her university experience — working, studying, and experiencing life in America.

Even with the coronavirus outbreak, she remained optimistic. But on Monday, new visa restrictions announced by the federal government left her worried.

“It’s very disheartening and very confusing,” Nay, who didn’t want to use her last name, told Yahoo Finance.

Visa guidelines for international students announced by the Trump administration have thrown the entire higher education industry — from students to university

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Remote Learning to Gain From Spike in Coronavirus Cases: 4 Picks

Businesses and schools have finally started reopening in the United States but not everyone is inclined toward physically attending them given the surge in new coronavirus cases. After registering a record 50,000+ coronavirus cases on Thursday, the United States recorded another around 40,000 new cases on Sunday.

This definitely is reason enough for people to once again stay indoors. Although most Americans expect all schools to reopen in the fall, there are chances that teachers and students may not be there. This made schools shift to online education to help students complete their semester this year and with growing fears

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Teachers told to be alert to signs of abuse when pupils return after lockdown

School pupils conducting a science experiment
School pupils conducting a science experiment
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

Teachers should be extra vigilant for signs of neglect and abuse when schools reopen, the UK’s leading children’s charity has said, as ministers draw up plans for a post-coronavirus child recovery strategy. The NSPCC has urged the Government to give school staff a crash course over the summer holidays in how to handle disclosures from pupils and how to spot red flags.

The advice comes amid concerns that when children return to the classroom, teachers may be the first front-line professionals they have seen in up to six months.

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