When will schools reopen? Not soon, education leaders say, despite Trump's declarations
April 23, 2020
President Donald Trump has released general guidelines for how to lift coronavirus restrictions and reopen parts of the U.S. economy – including schools. But most state education leaders say their buildings will have to remain closed until at least late summer or fall.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 35 states and Washington, D.C., had ordered or recommended school buildings remain closed through the rest of the school year to contain the spread of the coronavirus, according to a tally from Education Week magazine.