Education Desk

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Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Over the last week, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in New Orleans public schools, the district said Thursday as part of its weekly data release.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

As New Orleans public schools continue its slow return to in-person learning, bringing middle and high school students back to the classroom starting Monday, about 40 percent of students have opted to keep learning at home, according to the district.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools are tracking 12 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff, the district announced Thursday.

Kelli Gann

When New Orleans’ public schools welcomed students in PreK through fourth grade back to the classroom last month, 38 percent decided to keep learning from home. That’s created new challenges for teachers who in some cases must now teach in-person and remote students at the same time.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools are in the middle of a slow return to in-person learning and they don’t plan on speeding things up.

Even after the city enters Phase 3 of reopening this weekend, schools will continue adhering to Phase 2 restrictions, the district announced Thursday.