An elementary student waits for her bus to leave school after dismissal.

An elementary student waits for her bus to leave school after dismissal.

Ten months after campuses shut their doors because of the pandemic and moved to remote learning, many remain closed. And efforts to bring children back, in places like Chicago, Washington, DC, and Montclair, New Jersey have faltered.

Teachers unions have blocked attempts, citing inadequate safety measures while those supporting a return to in-person learning say the data shows it can be done without community spread. Meanwhile, President Biden has said he wants all children in kindergarten through 8th grade back in school in his first 100 days.

To explain what’s happening, Diane spoke with Laura Meckler, Washington Post reporter covering national education policy and trends, and the Education Department.

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  • Laura Meckler Washington Post reporter covering national education policy and trends, and the Education Department

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