Minnesota's turn-the-dial approach brings welcome news for workers, but not schools
April 24, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz made official Thursday what Minnesota families suspected was coming: Schools throughout the state will remain closed for the dwindling weeks remaining in the 2019-20 academic year.
Minnesota had been one of the holdouts nationally on announcing this move for K-12 students. Thirty-nine other states, included regional neighbors Iowa and Wisconsin, had already done so, affecting about 42 million students, according to Education Week. The decision to add Minnesota to the list prioritizes public health, even if it is accompanied by a dose of heartache.