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Greater Minnesota schools hold out on distance learning amid surge

After seeing negative impacts on learning and student mental health during sustained periods of distance learning over the pandemic, going back online is a move school leaders are still reluctant to take

 

January 14, 2022



ST. PAUL — As a surge of COVID-19 infections strains school staffing and sends students home sick, Minnesota school districts returning to distance learning appear to be among the minority for now.

Rochester, Minneapolis and several Twin Cities-area school districts on Wednesday, Jan. 12, announced plans to return to online learning. Minneapolis school officials said the district was “significantly” short on staff and will remain in distance learning from Friday, Jan. 14, to Jan 31.

Meanwhile, a surge of cases in Rochester schools pushed district leaders to take classes online until the end of the month as well. During the week of Jan. 3-9, the district of about 18,000 students reported 564 new COVID-19 cases. The most the district had reported during any week before this school year was 163, the Rochester Post Bulletin Reported.

https://www.inforum.com/news/greater-minnesota-schools-hold-out-on-distance-learning-amid-surge

 

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