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Even though 300-plus Petersburg City Public Schools students didn’t show up for class last school year, the Virginia district’s enrollment is now higher than it was in 2019.
Leaders in several districts have in recent days have announced that all students and staff, regardless of age or vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when the 2021-22 school year begins.
After a big drop in closures earlier this fall, more schools are now shutting down as colder weather spreads and COVID rates climb in various parts of the country.
Administrators encourage vaccinations and boosters during extra days off designed to create a COVID buffer and give everyone and chance to recharge.
Extended learning, tutoring and small-group instruction lead the way as schools work to accelerate—rather than remediate—to ward off COVID-era learning loss.
Principal Jaime Stone respects families' choices on COVID vaccinations but it's clear where her administration stands on inoculations with a wider range of students now eligible.
An Ohio district sees 161% increase in COVID cases after making masks optional as many leaders extend Thanksgiving break as a buffer against transmissions.
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Some 61% of the public approves of mask mandates as COVID is on the rise again in several northern and western states with the holidays approaching.
A director of curriculum explains how his district is teaching students last year’s and this year’s skills at the same time.
Districts will be messaging their communities to encourage students and staff to follow COVID safety precautions but some leaders say family gatherings are critical after the stress of COVID.