Chicago public schools will begin school year entirely online -district

The decision to go to all-remote learning

  

The 350,000 students who attend Chicago Public Schools, the third largest district in the U.S., will start the school year by taking all of their classes remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, school officials said on Wednesday.

The decision to go to all-remote learning came after the city saw an uptick in virus cases in recent weeks that made public health officials concerned about the implications of in-person learning, Chicago Public Schools said in a statement.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago Editing by Chris Reese) ((brendan.obrien@thomsonreuters.com; (312) 408-8561;))

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