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Newsom: 'I don't think the schools are going to open again' – POLITICO, Politico

Newsom: 'I don't think the schools are going to open again' – POLITICO, Politico
Gov. Gavin Newsom | AP PhotoGov. Gavin Newsom | AP Photo

Gov. Gavin Newsom | AP PhotoGov. Gavin Newsom | AP PhotoGov. Gavin Newsom | AP Photo

Gov. Gavin Newsom | AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli

California’s schools will likely stay closed for the rest of the academic year over coronavirus concerns, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a news conference on Tuesday.

“This is a very sobering thing to say,” Newsom said, as he warned that schools are unlikely to reopen within the coming weeks and will more than likely remain closed until summer. “I don’t want to mislead you.” Advertisement

 

Nearly (percent of the state’s schools have closed, though Newsom has not issued a state mandate to do so.

Newsom has requested a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to pause standardized testing.

The governor said he told his daughter Monday night, ” Honey, I don’t think the schools are going to open again. ”

He added in his press conference, “Boy, I hope I’m wrong, but I believe that to be the case.” Gov. Gavin Newsom | AP Photo (Read More)

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