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Half of Pentagon's schools in US will do virtual learning

Posted On: Aug 13, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Despite President Donald Trump's push to open all schools, half of the Defense Department's schools in America will not open for in-person learning as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In stark contrast, only two of the department's 68 schools in Europe will be operating remotely, underscoring the dramatic difference between the widespread outbreak in the U.S. and the success other countries have had in bringing it under control. Defense Department schools in the Pacific region will also be split, with 26 of the 45 facilities open for in-person learning.
Trump on Wednesday repeated his call to reopen schools, and again pushed Congress to steer future coronavirus funding away from schools that don't open this fall. Most of the nation's largest school districts, however, are planning to start the year with remote instruction.
Thomas Brady, director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, told Pentagon reporters on Thursday that 10,000 students - out of 70,000...

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