Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat

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As more students head back, here’s what we now know (and still don’t) about schools and COVID spread

As more students head back, here’s what we now know (and still don’t) about schools and COVID spread

October 27, 2020 | Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat

There has been no effort from the federal government to systematically track school openings and COVID outbreaks. That means we are often relying on data from those who volunteer it, and lack good information about how schools that have reopened might differ from those that have not.

A tale of two states: Ohio and New York take different paths to budget cuts for schools

A tale of two states: Ohio and New York take different paths to budget cuts for schools

May 29, 2020 | Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat

“I am certainly encouraged to see a state leader deciding to shield its high-poverty districts from the bulk of these cuts,” said one expert.