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All Washington, D.C. , public schools will begin the year virtually on Aug. 31 until at least Nov. 6, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office announced Thursday. The announcement comes after the mayor last week tightened mask requirements and imposed a quarantine on travelers arriving in the district from coronavirus hotspots. Students who do not have Internet access or a computer at home will be provided with the necessary technology, the mayor’s office said. Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said D.C. had been collecting data from more than 13,000 respondents and found 44 percent of students do not have access to a device at home. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS TO SUPPORT STRIKES IF SCHOOLS DEEMED UNSAFE FOR REOPENING Full story

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