Lessons From Europe, Where Cases Are Rising But Schools Are Open. See more national education news here

| November 17, 2020

By Anya Kamenetz • NPR

Mahua Barve lives in Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband, a son in first grade and twin daughters in kindergarten. All three children are currently attending school full time and in person. That’s despite a coronavirus surge that has led Germany to shut down restaurants, bars, theaters, gyms, tattoo parlors and brothels (which are legal in the country) for November. Schools were allowed to remain open.

Despite the resurgence of the virus, Barve says, her children’s school’s careful safety strategies give her confidence. Each “pod” of kids goes to recess at 10 minute intervals, for example, so they don’t mix in the hallways.

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