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Chicago students returning to school after teachers union and city agree on Covid-19 safety measures - Erie News Now

Chicago students returning to school after teachers union and city agree on Covid-19 safety measures - Erie News Now
By Kelly McCleary, Elizabeth Stuart, David Shortell and Paul P. Murphy, CNN

Pandemic is impacting schools nationwide The impasse in Chicago began last week when the union voted to begin teaching virtually due to rising Covid-19 cases in the school system.On January 4, the last day students were in classrooms, Chicago Public Schools reported 422 new Covid-19 cases among students and 271 new cases among adults -- both record highs for the academic year.In Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, 66,000 cases of Covid-19 were reported among students and staff as they returned to in-person instruction Tuesday.The Clark County School District in Nevada -- the fourth largest in the US -- is taking a "five-day pause" starting Friday to deal with its "extreme staffing shortages based on the high number of positive Covid-19 cases.

In Philadelphia, nearly a third of the city's schools have shifted to remote learning due to a combination of the threshold level of positive cases of Covid-19 and a review of staffing data.Superintendent Larry Chavez said the shift is due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.

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