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The state of religious schools during COVID-19

Education | With Catholic education taking the hardest hit
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/17/20, 04:05 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has hastened the closure of private K-12 schools—especially Catholic ones—across the country, many of which were already struggling. But Protestant and evangelical schools are surviving by looking for new ways to attract students.

Sister Dale McDonald of the National Catholic Educational Association estimated that about 100 schools have folded in the past month or so. She said the number could double before fall.

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The road to reopening

Coronavirus | Businesses around the U.S. are reopening after the coronavirus pandemic, but different places face different challenges
by Harrison Watters, Carolina Lumetta, Naomi Balk, Maria Ferraro, Grace Snell, Addalai Nowlin, Elias Ferenczy & Mhari Reid
Posted 6/11/20, 03:51 pm

Hair doesn’t stop growing in social isolation. That’s why on May 25, when John Floyd reopened the Brownsboro Center Barber Shop in Louisville, Ky., customers wearing face masks were waiting outside. Floyd began work at 4:30 a.m. that day and stayed busy until his shop closed 14 hours later. 

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Biden’s summer bet

Politics | Picking a potential vice president is a critical moment in Joe Biden’s presidential campaign—and it’s now more complex than he anticipated
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/11/20, 03:10 pm

As Minneapolis and other American cities erupted after the death of George Floyd on May 25, a short list may have grown shorter for Democrat Joe Biden: his slate of potential vice presidential candidates.

It certainly grew more complicated.

A few weeks earlier, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., hosted a Zoom fundraiser with Biden and helped raise $1.5 million for his presidential bid. By the end of May, Klobuchar was watching Minneapolis burn and fielding questions about whether she should drop out of contention for Biden’s running mate. 

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