Education Desk

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Kelli Gann

New Orleans public school students will miss another day of classes, Monday, due to ongoing power outages, the district announced Sunday. The district’s schools have been closed since last Wednesday when Hurricane Zeta hit the New Orleans area.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools reported nine new cases of COVID-19 among students and staff Friday. More than 160 people are currently in quarantine due to possible exposure to the virus, according to the district’s tracker.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

As Hurricane Zeta approaches New Orleans, classes have been canceled for all public school students, the district announced Wednesday.

Plans to suspend in-person instruction, announced Tuesday, originally gave schools the option to continue learning online. By Wednesday morning, the district had amended its guidance.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

If a student is learning at home, do school rules still apply? That question is at the core of new legislation passed in the Louisiana state house last week.

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.