White House reiterates support for open schools after Chicago Teachers Union votes for remote learning

  • 01/05/2022
  • Press Corp
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The White House on Wednesday maintained its support for keeping schools opened across the nation as cases of the highly-transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19continue to rise.
 
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday doubled down on the Biden administration's efforts to aid schools in their plans to maintain in-person learning, as the Chicago Teachers Union voted late Tuesday to return to full-time remote learning amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.

The Biden administration is in "regular contact" with a range of stakeholders on the issue of school reopenings and closures, Psaki said Wednesday, noting that includes school superintendents, state leaders, principals, teachers, parents and other school staff.

"The president is working, and we are all working, to keep schools opened," Psaki said, reiterating President Biden's remarks Tuesday that officials know that schools "can be opened safely."
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