Coronavirus, kids and school closings: A public health expert answers 4 questions

So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.

Aubree Gordon, Professor of Public Health, University of Michigan • conversation
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  inequality  coronavirus-2020  childrens-health  safety-net  public-schools  national-school-lunch-program  k-12-education

America's poorest children won't get nutritious meals with school cafeterias closed due to the coronavirus

The millions of US children whose parents can't always afford enough nutritious food for their families get about a quarter of their calories from what they eat at school.

Thurston Domina, Professor, Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • conversation
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus-2020  quick-reads  safety-net  national-school-lunch-program  k-12-education  school-meals  free-school-meals  child-poverty  child-nutrition

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