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Are the schools going to open ... or not?

Sarah Caden


Uncertainty now reigns, leaving parents and students in damaging confusion over academic year, writes Sarah Caden

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School supplies on blackboard background

School supplies on blackboard background

School supplies on blackboard background

My local supermarket isn't very big, but it already has half an aisle dedicated to school stationery. I stumbled into it the other evening and for a moment I wondered why it was there. It was the Pritt Stick that prompted the penny to drop.

Oh yeah, back to school. The supplies. It's that time of year. Or is it?

I stood and surveyed the selection. Transparent plastic folders, pens, pencils, the metal box of geometry tools that hasn't changed since I was a kid. All so familiar and all so strange.