Sequoia Carrillo is an assistant editor for NPR's Education Team. Along with writing, producing, and reporting for the team, she manages the Student Podcast Challenge.
Prior to covering education at NPR, she started as an intern on the How I Built This team.
Sequoia holds a bachelor's degree in history and media studies from the University of Virginia. She is currently working towards her master's in journalism from Georgetown University.
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As the delta variant surges, some states are mandating masks in schools, some leave it up to districts, and in states that ban mask wearing in schools, a few districts are ignoring that rule.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is concerned Latin America won't be the first in line for a coronavirus vaccine. So he has teamed up with Argentina to produce one.
Mandatory masks, strict discipline and rigorous testing have helped the academies, including West Point and Annapolis, welcome students back to campus. Can other schools learn from their example?