Closures & Covid-19 outbreaks, distance learning returns, US Dept. of Ed Pursues Legal Action Towards States with Mask Bans

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  • Last week’s news was defined by the growing number of mask and vaccine mandates. This week’s news is defined by the growing number of school closures and student & teacher quarantines due to Covid-19 outbreaks nationwide (USA Today): 


  • The outbreaks are triggering a reconsideration of distance learning: