Anchorage schools delay plan to bring students back to class

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District has delayed a plan to phase students back into classrooms because of the ongoing increase in coronavirus cases in the community.

    Superintendent Deena Bishop announced the district indefinitely postponed the start of in-person school for younger and higher-needs special education students that were scheduled to start on Nov. 16.

    Bishop wrote emails to parents and staff citing the increasing spread of the coronavirus and rising demands on the health care system in Alaska’s largest city.

    Bishop did not provide a date for the possible resumption of in-person learning.

    She plans to issue an update on Nov. 15.

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