Education Desk

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Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

Tulane University announced Friday that students will be allowed to return for in-person classes this spring, but will still be subject to regular COVID-19 testing in a continued effort to control the spread of the virus.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Eleven new cases of COVID-19 have been reported among New Orleans public school students and staff, the district announced Thursday. More than 120 individuals are in quarantine due to possible exposure.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools announced Wednesday that it will offer free COVID-19 testing to students and staff even if they are asymptomatic. The district already provides rapid testing to symptomatic individuals through a mixture of mobile units, hospitals and urgent care facilities.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

With traditional truancy enforcement suspended, New Orleans public schools are working to develop new procedures to identify and engage with chronically absent students, according to Dina Hasiotis, the district’s chief school support and improvement officer.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

When the school year started virtually in August, 13-year-old Faith Jackson struggled to participate from her home in New Orleans East.