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Coronavirus: School’s Out

Towson University students remove their belongings out of the dorms as the school shut down days before the start of the scheduled spring break on March 11, 2020 in Towson, Maryland. Universities across the nation have closed through spring break as the novel Coronavirus spreads.
Towson University students remove their belongings out of the dorms as the school shut down days before the start of the scheduled spring break on March 11, 2020 in Towson, Maryland. Universities across the nation have closed through spring break as the novel Coronavirus spreads.

As new cases of COVID-19 continue to emerge around the country, schools are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Some of these include switching classes online, extending spring break and in the cases of some colleges like Harvard, campus evacuations.

The closures have left many wondering what’s going to happen to those who  depend on schooling for housing, meals and even childcare. In cities like New York, where roughly 114,000 public school students are homeless, many worry about the disproportionate effect closures will have on students without those resources.

How are parents, teachers and students coping with school cancellations and evacuations?

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