Biden’s school reopening goal is silent on high schools

By: | January 28, 2021

President Biden’s goal to reopen a “majority” of schools in his first 100 days does not apply to high schools, the White House confirmed to CBS News, and it’s not clear whether or when the White House will weigh in on a timeline for reopening the nation’s secondary schools.

Mr. Biden’s 200-page COVID-19 “national strategy” released last week and his statements to the press only cite K-8 schools in his push to reopen “most” schools in his first 100 days.

“The United States is committed to ensuring that students and educators are able to resume safe, in-person learning as quickly as possible, with the goal of getting a majority of K-8 schools safely open in 100 days,” Mr. Biden’s “national strategy” released last week said.

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