In this week’s Defender

School employees speak out on reopening in this week’s ‘In Focus’ article. The Defender’s Associate Editor, Marilyn Marshall, talked with school employees about their fears, frustrations, and thoughts about heading back to school.

Additionally, we look at how six area school districts are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the varying stages of preparing for in-person instruction.

In sports, Sports Editor Terrance Harris brings you a fresh take on how the Texans are preparing for their new season.

We invite you to stay connected and let us know what you’re thinking on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DefenderNetwork. Also, check us out at every day for the top 12 stories impacting the Black community. We have been celebrating Black businesses, so you’ll want to check out some of those features, including how one church is using their platform to provide food trucks an ongoing stream of business. In Fit & Fine, fitness enthusiast Ronnie Amadi shares how to put in the work even when you don’t feel like it. Check out his feature on Friday.