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We Spoke to One of the International Students Targeted by Trump’s New Rule. Here’s What She Said.

“Either you risk going back to school and endangering the safety and health of students and faculty, or you have to go and leave the country."

President Donald Trump listens during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump Pressures Governors to Fully Reopen Schools Even as Coronavirus Surges—Or Else

“It’s clear that our nation’s schools must fully reopen and fully operate this school year. Anything short of that robs students, not to mention taxpayers, of their future,” DeVos said during a call with governors.

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This Is Why Your Child’s Crumbling School Building Hasn’t Been Repaired

The majority of U.S. public school districts need to make significant building repairs to their schools, but lack the funding to do so, a new study reports.

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Pennsylvania Schools Reopening: Students Expected To Head Back To Class In The Fall

Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, testifying in a Senate committee hearing, acknowledged that schools will need additional aid to respond to various challenges posed by school closures and the need to contain the virus.

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Why Obama’s 2020 Commencement Speech Means So Much to High School Seniors

Obama’s office acknowledged that requests for him to speak played a role in his decision to address graduating seniors.

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Reopening Schools Could Put Children at Risk. Trump Wants States to ‘Seriously Consider’ It Anyway.

School closures have impacted at least 124,000 public and private schools in the U.S., affecting more than 55 million students.

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Pennsylvania Schools Could Lose $1 Billion Because of Coronavirus, Group Says

Property tax revenue will decline as people need more time to pay, and interest rate reductions will depress interest earnings, one expert said.