Even in places where schools want to reopen, too many teachers are sick or quarantining for classrooms to operate, and substitutes cannot fill the void.
Route Fifty’s parent company continues to expand its portfolio of information and services for state and local government leaders.
Previous economic disasters, such as the Great Recession, led to new laws.
Longstanding tensions between residents of two Colorado counties gets more intense during the pandemic.
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With no help coming from the federal government, can Richmond’s mayor still execute an equity agenda?
But the specific type of access that residents prefer—in-person visits, phone calls, or digital—depends on where they live and how old they are.
COMMENTARY | Releasing negative emotions is the first step in preventing stress overload.
COMMENTARY | 2020 should teach all of us that we can no longer ignore our biggest challenges.
Native Hawaiians are still waiting for state and federal officials to fulfill the promises of land legislation that was signed into law 25 years ago. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” said one former governor.
COMMENTARY | Society’s well-being depends on how well public-health officials and average internet users combat misinformation.
Concerns about California’s cap-and-trade program derailed a likely EPA chief.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas and Missouri plan to rely on the honor system to comply with priority distribution of coronavirus vaccines ... Employees in one Louisiana city will receive a one-time lump-sum hazard payment ... Indiana lawmakers hope to shield businesses from Covid-19 lawsuits.
Michigan legislators passed legislation to revamp the sex offender registry, which courts have concluded is unconstitutional. Advocates say the new policies miss the mark.
COMMENTARY | A soon-to-be released survey reveals some surprising findings about local and state public sector employees’ struggles and how helping them feel connected to each other can reduce burnout.
The pandemic shouldn’t become a pretext for giving up on subways and buses.
It will be only the third state granted such authority. Environmentalists in Florida say the state doesn’t have the resources to assume these responsibilities.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Record numbers of Vermonters hunt and fish during pandemic ... Oklahoma recruits out-of-state tourists while feds urge limits on travel ... Hawaii governor warns of deep budget cuts.
New data shows total enrollment decreased by more than 10% since last fall, with the most precipitous drop seen with first-year students.
COMMENTARY | Everyone can do something to support racial justice. Here’s how to start.
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