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Schools want to end online classes for struggling kids. COVID-19 cases may send everyone home.

USA Today |

The in-person connection, many educators and parents say, is often the lynchpin for academic success. It’s why, despite the pandemic, a growing number of districts are requiring students struggling online to attend class in person, if that’s an option.

But an explosion of new COVID-19 infections challenges that effort. Already, the nation’s new COVID-19 spike is poised to send hundreds of thousands of students who were in school at least part-time back to 100% remote learning.