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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, shown here last month in Brooklyn, says that he and employees in his office will take furloughs to reduce costs. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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A recent study found that when a Black newborn was cared for by a Black physician, they were less likely to experience death in the hospital setting. Jeff Adkins/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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A child washes her hands at a day care center in Connecticut last month. A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the great majority are children of color. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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'I Try So Hard Not To Cry': Nearly Half Of U.S. Households Face A Financial Crisis

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Researchers Warn Nearly Half Of U.S. Child Care Centers Could Be Lost To Pandemic

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New York public schools are offering two main options to students and their families: "blended" learning, which includes time at schools and remote instruction; or 100% remote learning. Here, students' desks in a public elementary school in Brooklyn are spaced apart for social distancing. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Reaches Deal With Teachers Union, Will Reopen Schools On Sept. 21

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Despite the challenges, distance learning can work well for some students with ADHD, researchers say. Some of those who aren't around peers are finding it easier to focus. Imgorthand/Getty Images hide caption

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Remote Learning's Distractions Put Extra Pressure On Students With ADHD

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Teacher Alisha Morris created an interactive tracker of coronavirus in schools, current through Aug. 23, including this map, created by another volunteer. The National Education Association will now take on updates to the database. US schools tracker/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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How Many Coronavirus Cases Are Happening In Schools? This Tracker Keeps Count

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Dr. J. Tod Olin at National Jewish Health in Denver treats patients with EILO, or for exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction. It's a breathing disorder that affects young athletes especially. National Jewish Health hide caption

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An oral polio vaccine, which contains weakened live virus, is administered in a health enter in Togo. Africa has declared that wild polio has been eradicated, but a relatively small number of cases of vaccine-derived polio persist. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption

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Joan Garcia became pregnant at 14 and gave birth at 15. She and her child travel by raft between the two shacks where they live in Navotas fish port on Manila Bay. Hannah Reyes Morales for NPR hide caption

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A chain-link fence lock is seen on a gate at a closed Ranchito Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles on July 13. Amid spiking coronavirus cases, the Los Angeles Unified School District is implementing a testing contact tracing plan. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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School Nurses To Play Big Role In Eventual Reopening Of In-Class Learning In LA

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A drop-off at a day care last month in the Queens borough of New York City. Lindsey Nicholson/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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A task force concluded in 2016 that Michigan's environmental agency bore primary responsibility for the water crisis in Flint. The state is now agreeing to pay $600 million to resolve lawsuits over the crisis. Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Third grade teacher Maya Davis attends training before her school district reopens. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Rural Schools Struggle With Road Ahead In Era Of Coronavirus

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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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A teacher gives a deworming tablet to a student during National Deworming Day at a high school in Hyderabad, India, in 2017. Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Could Giving Kids A 50-Cent Pill Massively Boost Their Income Years Later?

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A photo posted to Twitter last week of a largely maskless crowd at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., sparked a discussion about just how safe reopened Georgia schools really are. Twitter via AP hide caption

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