Fairfax schools backtrack on in-person reopening option

Fairfax schools backtrack on in-person reopening option
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - The nation’s 10th largest school system, which faced criticism from the Trump administration for offering only two days a week of in-person instruction in the fall, is now backing away from offering any in-person learning.

The recommendation made Tuesday by Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand comes after weeks of planning for a hybrid opening in the fall, in which families could elect full-time distance learning, or an in-person option that featured two days of in-person learning.

Roughly 60 percent of families had chosen in-person learning.

Brabrand cited a resurgence of the virus nationally as a major reason for the change, even though Fairfax County has seen no such surge.

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