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How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For

As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals.

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U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits

As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost for the U.S. economy.

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This Audio Portrait Of The 2020 Census Asks: Whose Voices Really Count?

Nigerian American artist Ekene Ijeoma is an MIT professor who draws on sound and data to explore representations of social justice. He's working on a "voice portrait" of the census called A Counting.

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Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'

The documentary A Thousand Cuts focuses on how Ressa and her Rappler news organization navigate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks on the press. It will be released in the U.S. Aug. 8.

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Most Teachers Concerned About In-Person School; 2 In 3 Want To Start The Year Online

A new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds broad trepidation about returning to the classroom, with 77% of those surveyed worried about risking their own health.

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