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If college is the most well-traveled and reliable pathway to the middle-class, why aren’t more students on it? Anthony Carnevale, director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, tackled the question in the virtual forum, “Closing the Widening Gaps,” by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The question is relevant in Georgia, where there’s been a concerted push to expand vo-tech options for high school students under the contention not all of teens need to go to college

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is backtracking after posting new coronavirus guidelines on Friday that claimed COVID-19 particles can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet.

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We told you last week about the escalating town-and-gown tensions between Athens-Clarke County lawmakers and University of Georgia officials. This morning, Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz has asked Gov. Brian Kemp to make changes to his statewide order to help local authorities -- with cold weather and indoor socializing on the increase -- curb the coronavirus spread.

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Britain’s top medical adviser says the country has, in a “very bad sense,” turned a corner on COVID-19 infection rates, with figures suggesting there will be an exponential growth in the disease unless action is taken.

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Amid the school reopenings, some Georgia schools withhold COVID-19 infection information from parents and teachers, the AJC reported. Parents and teachers say they need more detailed information to gauge the risk in their schools. Researchers could use the data to spot patterns and trends with COVID-19.

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For parents worried about coronavirus cases at schools, Georgia school districts are required to report COVID-19 case data each week to the state Department of Public Health. Not all districts have shared this information with the public. For parents, teachers and others who want to request more information from their districts, the AJC asked an expert to suggest best practices for getting a successful response

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The number of Georgia’s coronavirus cases has been steadily declining since late July but the numbers have drifted up for over the past several days. Coronavirus cases at several colleges in Georgia are down significantly. And there's signs the economy is rebounding from the depths of the coronavirus-triggered shutdown.

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Delta Air Lines is promoting how safe it is to fly on the carrier but most passengers have not returned to the skies amid the coronavirus. Scientists and safety researchers are still trying to nail down how safe it is to board a plane during the pandemic amid scant studies and data.

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Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails on the eve of the holiday as the country faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a raging coronavirus outbreak.

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The gulf between President Donald Trump and public health officials over wearing face masks keeps widening, undercutting medical experts who say consistent face covering is one of the best tools to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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An updating count of reported coronavirus cases in Georgia with a county-by-county Georgia map and the latest news on responses to the virus outbreak in the state. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution