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Parks Reopen

May 26, 2020

All around the country, states are loosening coronavirus restrictions. Businesses, restaurants, and other public places are slowly reopening. On Memorial Day weekend, people crowded onto beaches for the first time in months. But many weren’t following social-distancing guidelines. This could…

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Museums Closed

May 20, 2020

About one in eight museums worldwide is at risk of permanently closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM). “It is alarming…

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Camp Concerns

May 12, 2020

About 20 million children in the United States attend summer camp every year, according to the American Camp Association (ACA). They look forward to spending time there with friends. But with social-distancing rules in effect across the U.S., many summer…

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Virtual Exploration

April 9, 2020

It’s important to slow the spread of COVID-19. That’s why people around the world are staying home as much as possible and avoiding large groups. It’s also why so many theaters, parks, and museums have temporarily closed. But these organizations…

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Schools Respond

March 12, 2020

As of March 12, almost 377 million students around the world were out of school because of COVID-19. That’s according to the United Nations (U.N.). Schools have closed because of health emergencies before, the U.N. points out. But it says…

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Going Cashless

March 12, 2020

Picture this: After saving up your allowance, you finally have enough money to buy that toy, game, or piece of clothing you’ve been dreaming of. You go to the store and find the item. But when you get to the…

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Closing the Gap

January 16, 2020

Students who go to school in Talladega County, Alabama, are given a laptop or a tablet. They use these devices in class and take them home at the end of the day. But Talladega County is in a rural part…

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