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Some major school districts shift to remote learning because of staffing shortages and Omicron spread - Erie News Now

Some major school districts shift to remote learning because of staffing shortages and Omicron spread - Erie News Now
By Jason Hanna and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN

By Jason Hanna and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN The spread of the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant is forcing some US schools to halt in-person learning because of high case rates and teacher absences.But at least 2,141 schools were not offering in-person learning as of Thursday, according to data company Burbio, which aggregates data based on school calendars and other sources.That's an improvement from the more than 2,800 schools that were not open Tuesday for in-person learning.In-person learning could resume on Monday, January 24, if staffing levels are sufficient, the district said.

The district said it plans to reopen those schools for in-person learning on Wednesday, January 19, following two days when students already had been scheduled to have no school.No school will be held January 28 because of teacher conferences, so in-person learning will resume January 31, after a weekend.

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