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Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge. See more national education news here

| August 4, 2020
Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge. See more national education news here

Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19.

Rachel Adamus was feeling those emotions Monday morning as she got 7-year-old Paul ready for his first day of second grade and prepared 5-year-old Neva for the start of kindergarten.

With a new school year beginning this week in some states, Adamus struggled to balance her fears with her belief that her children need the socialization and instruction that school provides, even as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has hit about 155,000 and cases are rising in numerous places.

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Dozens of Arizona school board members to Ducey: Delay in-person school opening until October. See more state education news here

| July 14, 2020
Dozens of Arizona school board members to Ducey: Delay in-person school opening until October. See more state education news here

More than 60 school board members from districts across the state have signed onto a letter asking Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to delay the reopening of in-person schooling until October.

Ducey ordered a delay to the start of in-person lessons until Aug. 17.

“A lot of school staff are coming to us saying, ‘We’re afraid of going back to school,'” Adam Lopez Falk, a school board member in the Alhambra Unified School District, said. “Kicking it to the 17th isn’t going to do much for a lot of us.”

Save Our Schools Arizona, an education advocacy organization, joined in the calls to delay in-person class until October.

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