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New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Cases In Schools Across 47 States

The effort, still in its early stages, hopes to track infections and determine the effectiveness of safety measures.

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Corrected: September 24, 2020 at 10:00 PM MDT
An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect figure for the daily cases among staff members, 49 per 100,000. The correct figure is 35 daily cases per 100,000.
Daniel Wood is a visual journalist at NPR, where he brings data and analyses into complex topics by paired reporting with custom charts, maps and explainers. He focuses on data-rich topics like COVID-19 outcomes, climate change and politics. His interest in tracking a small outbreak of a novel coronavirus in January 2020 helped position NPR to be among the leading news organizations to provide daily updates on the growth and impact of COVID-19 around the country and globe.
Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent at NPR. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning. Since then the NPR Ed team has won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Innovation, and a 2015 National Award for Education Reporting for the multimedia national collaboration, the Grad Rates project.