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U.S. School Closures Are Easing as Chicago Students Return to Class

  • 3,193 schools canceled or shifted to remote class this week
  • Burbio data show closures set to subside through January
The Pulaski International School of Chicago closed after classes were canceled in Chicago, on Jan. 10.
The Pulaski International School of Chicago closed after classes were canceled in Chicago, on Jan. 10.Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg

School disruptions in the U.S. due to Covid-19 are subsiding after a record number of closures during the first week of January. 

At least 3,193 schools have canceled instruction or shifted to remote learning for one or more days this week, down from the peak of 5,376 during the week started Jan. 3, according to Burbio, which tracks school closures.