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    Schools Can Reopen, Germany Finds, but Expect a ‘Roller Coaster’

    With nations determined to return to in-person learning, many will have trouble matching Germany’s formula: Fast and free testing, robust contact tracing and low community spread.

    As Schools Shut Down, a New Federal Program Eased Child Hunger, Study Finds

    Research by the Brookings Institution found evidence that a new payment card helped offset the loss of subsidized meals when schools closed because of the pandemic.
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