A Week in the Life of a Baltimore School Getting Back to Class

As school districts diverge on handling the pandemic, Baltimore City Public Schools are slowly trying to get students back in the classroom. It has not been easy, but neither has remote learning.

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N.E.H. Funds Restoration of Statues Toppled During Protests

Statues of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore and a Union Army colonel in Madison, Wis., will be repaired.

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Baltimore Museum to Sell 3 Blue-Chip Paintings to Advance Equity

As museum staffs demand social justice in the office, an institution sells off prime works to answer the call. Is this the right way to do it?

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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Voting Rights and Climate Change

The justices will consider challenges to Arizona’s ban on “ballot harvesting” and a suit against energy companies accused of contributing to climate change.

#arizona, #baltimore-md, #global-warming, #supreme-court-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’

Discipline disparities between Black and white boys have driven reform efforts for years. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student group in the United States.

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A Growing Number of Catholic Schools Are Shutting Down Forever

About 150 Catholic schools have closed nationwide citing insurmountable financial pressures from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Can Prosecutors Be Taught to Avoid Jail Sentences?

At least 60 district attorneys have come to see incarceration as destructive, racist, expensive and ineffective. But can they persuade their own staffs?

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Baltimore Gas Explosion Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

Three homes were destroyed in the blast, the Fire Department said. Videos showed rubble and debris strewn across the street.

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Dorothy Parker’s Ashes Could Be Moved. Again.

The writer’s ashes may be disinterred when the N.A.A.C.P. moves its headquarters to Washington from Baltimore. But where should they go?

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American Crime and the Baltimore Model

Cities across the country are in danger of making the same mistakes.

#baltimore-md, #police-reform

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Small Businesses Struggle to Plan for What Comes Next

For a Baltimore condiment maker with 100 workers, “it’s been a roller coaster” trying to plan for what comes next.

#baltimore-md, #condiments, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #tulkoff-food-products-inc, #united-states-economy

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Hospitalized With a Possible Infection

Justice Ginsburg, 87, underwent an endoscopic procedure at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to clean out a bile duct stent, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

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Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

There is still time, and it can be done safely. The economic and social payoff is totally worth it.

#baltimore-md, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #wages-and-salaries, #youth

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When Day Care Closed, a Father Rediscovered His Daughter

Portraits of a family adapting to their new reality.

#baltimore-md, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fathers-day, #parenting, #quarantines

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Prosecutors: Please Stand Up to the Police

Minor offenses should not lead to deadly encounters with the police. But when police brutality happens, the state should come down hard.

#baltimore-md, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gray-freddie-1989-2015, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j

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12 Underknown Songs From the Region That Birthed Emo

The punk scene in Washington, D.C., (and its surrounding suburbs) figured out what happened after hardcore. What happened after that was out of its hands.

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Mfume to Return to Congress, Succeeding Elijah Cummings

He first held the seat from 1987 to 1996 until he left to serve as president of the N.A.A.C.P. and was replaced by Mr. Cummings, who died in October.

#baltimore-md, #cummings-elijah-e, #cummings-maya-rockeymoore, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Coronavirus Turns School Cafeterias into Soup Kitchens

Many school cafeterias are now operating more like community soup kitchens, even though the federal school meals program won’t reimburse districts for meals served to struggling adults.

#agriculture-department, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #education-k-12, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-stamps, #quarantines, #united-states-economy, #welfare-us

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