Motoko Rich

New York Times

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K-12 education reporter for the New York Times

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In Japan, only 1000 people have died from the virus. Japan is home to the world’s oldest population, the largest city, and one of the first big outbreaks outside China.

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As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

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As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

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For two weeks now, thousands of public school students in suburban Denver have been walking out of classes and protesting alongside parents and teachers.

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For two weeks now, thousands of public school students in suburban Denver have been walking out of classes and protesting alongside parents and teachers.

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