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Amid COVID surge, these schools have stayed open. Leaders explain how they’re doing it.
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Jan 24, 10:00 AM: The omicron COVID-19 variant couldn't have hit at a worse time for U.S. schools. As consensus solidified that schools should strive to stay open, the mutation riddled staff and students with often mild but isolation-inducing >
Some parents want to use the school choice system to desegregate Colorado schools
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Jan 24, 9:03 AM: Lefkowits is one of a growing number of white families who believe integrated public schools are crucial to building a multiracial democracy.
Parents pressure Danbury schools to invest in academics, social emotional support in 2022-23 budget
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Jan 20, 9:44 AM: As students continue to face academic and social gaps due to the coronavirus pandemic, Danbury school leaders and parents aim to invest in these and other areas.
Tensions rise as Mass. changes school COVID measures for ‘current state of pandemic’
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Jan 19, 9:05 AM: A vocal contingent of experts say the time has come for schools to prioritize pre-pandemic routines over arduous measures to contain an illness that has, so far, caused few children serious symptoms. And schools have begun to >
America has failed to learn from the safe opening of classrooms abroad
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Jan 18, 9:44 AM: Over the past two years America’s children have missed more time in the classroom than those in most of the rich world. School closures that began there in early 2020 dragged on until the summer of 2021.
California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge
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Jan 18, 9:07 AM: A student shows her negative coronavirus test result from a cellphone to enter Olive Vista Middle School this week. Schools throughout the state are strained as coronavirus rates soar.
Michigan Democratic Party deletes post questioning parents’ role in schools
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Jan 18, 8:15 AM: The Michigan Democratic Party has deleted a weekend Facebook post that questioned the role parents have in deciding what is taught in public schools and drew criticism from conservative and school choice groups.
Teachers confront half-empty classrooms as virus surges
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Jan 14, 10:13 AM: Teachers around the U.S. are confronting classrooms where as many as half of students are absent because they have been exposed to COVID-19 or their families kept them at home out of concern about the surging coronavirus.
Opinion: It’s time to acknowledge reality. Many schools will likely have to close because of o
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Jan 13, 9:30 AM: Let’s be clear: No one wants to take kids out of school. At this point in the pandemic, the benefits of in-person education are evident. Not only is it better for learning, but it is also better for the social and emotional >
Desperate to fill teacher shortages, school districts ask parents and various staff to become subs
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Jan 12, 9:56 AM:

With more teachers sickened or sidelined by the highly contagious Omicron variant, school districts across the country have resorted to extraordinary measures to keep classrooms running.

Schools See Big Drop in Attendance as Students Stay Away, Citing Covid-19
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Jan 12, 9:55 AM: Public-school attendance across the U.S. has dropped to unusually low levels, complicating efforts to keep schools open, as districts also contend with major staff shortages.
Stitt’s education secretary comes down on schools halting in-person instruction amid soaring COVID a
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Jan 12, 9:01 AM: Some educators took issue on Tuesday with comments Gov. Kevin Stitt’s education secretary, Ryan Walters, made about in-class cancellations as COVID cases continue to rise.
In classrooms or online, parents grapple with omicron school ‘chaos’
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Jan 10, 10:03 AM: Omicron is upending schools all across the country. Parents and families are navigating last-minute virtual learning, changing risk assessments and their own positive COVID tests.
With No School in Sight, Chicago Families Grit Their Teeth
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Jan 7, 9:19 AM: While city officials clash with the teachers’ union over how to return to classrooms amid Omicron, families around Chicago reflect on the pandemic’s effects on their children.
Opinion: Omicron is not a reason to keep schools closed
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Jan 7, 9:18 AM: Instead of arguing over whether schools are “safe,” let’s agree that schools are essential and then work to reduce risk to get students back to in-person learning.
Virtual Learning, Staff Shortages, Omicron Cases Rise in Big-City Schools
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Jan 6, 9:43 AM: Educators, principals and administrators are facing significant student absences, staff shortages and labor disputes along with rapidly rising coronavirus cases.
115 more Montgomery County schools hit ‘red’ covid levels
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Jan 6, 9:29 AM: More than 125 public schools in Montgomery County have hit “red” levels of coronavirus infection and could be switched to virtual learning — a jump in cases that has alarmed parents and teachers across Maryland’s largest school >
Editorial: Schools, stay committed to keeping kids in class
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Jan 5, 8:03 AM: The omicron wave that’s spreading rapidly is also causing many schools to rethink their commitment to staying open. After more than a year and a half of disrupted learning for students, going virtual should be a last >
Not 2020 again? Tell that to parents where COVID cases, test shortages are closing schools.
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Jan 4, 9:38 AM: A majority of schools opened in-person Monday for their spring semester start, but a growing number have shifted abruptly to remote learning again amid the omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 infections and subsequent staffing >
As cases surge, administrators and officials look to keep schools open for in-person learning
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Jan 4, 6:48 AM: As the highly contagious Omicron variant ricochets around Massachusetts, some students, parents, and teachers worry whether schools can reopen — and stay open — after the holiday break, as the state has ordered them to >

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