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HEADLINE – Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will be on NewsNation’s “Rush Hour” program Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET to discuss COVID-19 and schools as some districts return to remote learning according to NewsNation Now.

2,100 Schools closed! Schools across the country have been forced to adapt their plans to return from winter break this week as Covid cases continue to surge. Thousands of schools have temporarily switched to remote learning or delayed their returns. Meanwhile, in some districts that have returned to in-person learning amid staffing shortages, teachers are considering staying home according to NBC News.

Connecticut’s education unions are calling on the state to enact a series of COVID-19 prevention policies as school resumes for the second half of the year according to Bronx12.

California

Students in Quincy have started an online petition pushing for an option to attend remote classes amid a surge in COVID cases nationwide according to the Patriot Ledger.

New York

Facing his first major test as mayor, Eric Adams vowed Monday to keep New York City public schools open despite record-busting city COVID case numbers, even as one-third of children stayed home as classes resumed following holiday break according to The City.

Illinois

Chicago Teachers Union members voted to work remotely until a COVID-19 work conditions agreement is reached with CPS or the city’s positivity rate falls below 10 percent. It’s at 23.6 percent currently according to Block Club.

Colorado

Most Colorado school districts are bringing students back to the classroom this week as scheduled, even as the state reports a record number of COVID cases. They’re also bracing for staffing shortages and asking families to be flexible, patient, and prepared according to ChalkBeat.

Tennessee

Of all the institutions that COVID-19 disrupted, education has been among the most significant and complicated to sort out. From universities navigating quarantine guidelines to conflict over mask mandates in public schools, students of all ages have been, and continue to be, affected by the pandemic. A group of learners who have been affected but not widely discussed is those who are incarcerated according to Nashville Scene.

Ohio

As the spring semester starts, schools across the Tri-State are deciding whether to update COVID-19 protocols or move to remote learning. Here’s the latest from local schools in the area according to News 9.

The Cincinnati Public Schools administration is recommending temporary remote learning as the Tri-State sees a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations according to WVPO 9.

Oregon

Oregon’s education and health leaders say if schools continue to host extracurricular activities, “they should expect rapid transmission of COVID-19″ that could prevent students from being able to attend class in-person due to isolation and quarantine periods according to OBP.

West Virginia

Hundreds of students headed back to the classroom Monday, some following new COVID-19 guidelines for the spring semester according to Eyewitness News.

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