As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) — After shutdowns swept entire nations during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world. New York’s new round of coronavirus shutdowns zeroes in on individual neighborhoods, closing schools and businesses in hot spots…

Enrollment drops worry public schools as pandemic persists

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parents around the United States are deciding whether to keep their children in public schools as the pandemic extends into a new academic year. Their choices could exacerbate the financial problems of school systems that receive state funding for every student they enroll. With preliminary attendance figures showing unexpected enrollment…