Anchorage School District to start school year online only

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Schools in Anchorage will not open for in-person classes in the fall, but will instead begin with online-only learning.

    The schools will operate online five days a week as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported that the District Superintendent Deena Bishop announced Friday that increasing cases in the city have propelled the district into a “high-risk scenario” for school operations.

    The average daily new confirmed coronavirus case count in Anchorage jumped Friday to 30.

    Bishop says students in grades 3-12 will be provided laptops and the district will spend money to support Wi-Fi access to families.

    The school year is set to begin Aug. 20.

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