When Will The Kids Go Back To School? : Short Wave School districts, parents and teachers are all facing big decisions about how to return to the classroom this fall. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey and education correspondent Cory Turner join Geoff Brumfiel to discuss what the science says about kids and COVID-19, what schools are doing to try to keep students and teachers safe and why there are so many differing approaches in school districts around the U.S.

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The Science Is Simple, So Why Is Opening Schools So Complicated?

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The Science Is Simple, So Why Is Opening Schools So Complicated?

The Science Is Simple, So Why Is Opening Schools So Complicated?

The Science Is Simple, So Why Is Opening Schools So Complicated?

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Third grade teacher Lindsey Farney sits in an empty classroom as she talks with her students online on the second day of class at Richman Elementary School in Fullerton, Calif. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Third grade teacher Lindsey Farney sits in an empty classroom as she talks with her students online on the second day of class at Richman Elementary School in Fullerton, Calif.

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School districts, parents and teachers are all facing big decisions about how to return to the classroom this fall. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey and education correspondent Cory Turner join Geoff Brumfiel to discuss what the science says about kids and COVID-19, what schools are doing to try to keep students and teachers safe and why there are so many differing approaches in school districts around the U.S.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, fact-checked by Berly McCoy and edited by Viet Le.