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Many Are Still Uncertain as Miami’s eLearning Returns

Miami-Dade public schools will be virtual until at least Oct. 5, but many teachers and parents are uncertain about what comes next. “If we could have some standard precautions, I’m not afraid of being in the classroom.”

By Colleen Wright, Miami Herald  |  August 10, 2020
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Legislative Watch: Clearing a Path for the General Election

Voting by mail may have started during the Civil War, but the template for the 2020 general election is being created in real time. Legislators are working to bring clarity to vital details.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  August 7, 2020
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The Need to Institutionalize Government’s Newfound Agility

In responding to COVID-19, governments have been forced to move far more quickly and flexibly. What they've learned will prove invaluable as they prepare for the crises of the future.

By William D. Eggers, Deloitte  |  August 6, 2020
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Legislative Watch: Addressing America's Eviction Crisis

COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and citizens can't shelter in place if they're evicted. Legislators in some states are proposing moratoriums on evictions for as long as a year after the end of the health emergency.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  July 31, 2020
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California Considers Punishment for Police Who Don’t Intervene

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, California proposed a law that would punish police who fail to intervene while witnessing a situation possibly involving excessive force. Law enforcement thinks the bill is unfair.

By Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times  |  July 30, 2020
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Immigrant Rights, Social Justice and Post-Pandemic Planning

Sonja Diaz, a lawyer and scholar, talks about immigrants, who are disproportionately represented among essential workers but have received little in the way of COVID-19 aid. The pandemic has left them in limbo.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  July 30, 2020
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3 Ways to Get Benefits to the Families that Need Them

In a time of crisis, behavioral science offers insights into how to reduce the paperwork and other administrative burdens that prevent people from taking advantage of crucial support services.

By Anthony Barrows of ideas42, and Rekha Balu and Rebecca Schwartz of MDRC  |  July 30, 2020
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New Hampshire Opens its Roads to Flying Cars

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill making the Granite State the first in the U.S. to allow flying cars onto its public roads. Pilots will be allowed to drive from airports to their final terrestrial destination.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  July 28, 2020
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Connecticut to Perfect Contact Tracing Before Second Wave

As schools prepare to reopen and as officials predict a second wave of COVID-19 cases in the fall, Connecticut looks to bolster its contact tracing program. But there’s still a long way to go before the program is ready.

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant  |  July 27, 2020
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Legislative Watch: Containing the Impact of the Pandemic

COVID-19 has already hit state and local government hard, and it’s still spreading at a time when it had been predicted to recede. Legislators are trying to keep up with the consequences with a range of new bills.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  July 24, 2020
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How Can Local Government Address Systemic Racism?

Peniel Joseph, one of the nation’s leading civil rights scholars, has studied and written about the history of race and democracy. He has some ideas on how cities and urban areas can begin to dismantle racism.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  July 23, 2020
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