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Shelby Dorsey, a contact tracer and a senior studying theater at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, makes calls at the local public health department. "Were not here to chastise," she says, "we're here to help." Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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With Cases Surging, Colleges Turn To Students For Help

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Dr. Scott Atlas, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks at a news conference in September in the briefing room of the White House. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

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A College Student Is Coming Home. Should The Whole Family Wear Masks?

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Alyssa Loorya: What Can A 300-Year Old Farmhouse Tell Us About Metropolitan New York?

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Students attend class wearing face masks in Antibes, France, on Nov. 2. At the end of October, France returned to a partial national lockdown to stem a surge in coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, schools remain open. Serge Haouzi/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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President-elect Joe Biden stands on stage with his wife, Jill Biden, on Saturday in Wilmington, Del. The incoming first lady is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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What A Biden Presidency Could Mean For Education

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David Biello: Moving The Dial On Climate Change

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Nicole Galloway, Missouri's state auditor and Democratic candidate for governor, is challenging Republican Gov. Mike Parson, primarily on his coronavirus record. Here, Galloway addresses the media last month, while Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas looks on during a news conference. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Students at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. The pandemic is straining many small American colleges, but some enjoy distinct advantages over their bigger rivals in fighting the spread of the coronavirus on campus. Carlos Moreno/KCUR.org hide caption

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Despite Strains, Small Colleges Find Advantages In Dealing With COVID-19 On Campus

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Xavier, a fifth grader, shows his teacher Raisa Luna Guzmán the comic book he made for his virtual language arts class. Movimiento Cosecha/Ann Arbor Community Learning Center hide caption

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In Michigan, Undocumented Immigrants Form Learning Pod So They Won't Lose Their Jobs

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State representatives stand during the Pledge of Allegiance in the Iowa House chambers in Des Moines, Iowa, in June. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Are You Watching Your State Lawmaker Elections? Here's Why You Should

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Andrew Marantz: What Happens When Fringe Conspiracy Theories Become Mainstream?

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Students chat on a lawn this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It's unclear how disruptions to campus life during the pandemic might affect student voter turnout on Election Day. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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An employee adjusts desks in an empty classroom in New Delhi after schools there were closed in March. A new report finds 1 in 4 countries have either missed their planned school reopening date, or not yet set one. Yawar Nazir/Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson stands behind cannons at the entrance to the barracks at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. Superintendent J.H. Binford Peay III resigned Monday amid allegations that the school's culture was hostile to Black cadets. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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In Fort Collins, Colorado State University has been running a robust wastewater testing program since the start of the fall semester. Researchers regularly collect samples from 17 sites across campus, including the Westfall Hall dormitory. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Colleges Turn To Wastewater Testing In An Effort To Flush Out The Coronavirus

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America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight

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