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  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Teacher Elizabeth DeSantis, wears a mask and face shield, as a first grader reads during class at Stark Elementary School, Sept. 16, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.
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  • New York City

    New York City
    Teachers work outside their school building for safety reasons as they prepare for the delayed start of the school year in Brooklyn, New York. The New York City school district is the only major one in the country that will reopen for in-person learning.
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  • Maryland

    Maryland
    Cruz Maldonado, a third grader at Cloverly Elementary School, attends his virtual school lesson at home in Burtonsville, Md., Sept. 1, 2020.
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  • California

    California
    An instructor walks through the room as students from different schools and in different grades follow their online classes from desks separated by plastic barriers at the Westwood STAR Tutoring & Enrichment Center, Sept. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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  • California

    California
    Students take livestream classes while seated in socially distanced protective learning pods at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center on Sept. 2, 2020 in Culver City, Calif.
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  • California

    California
    Brothers Forest and Kainoa Hays talk with each other while riding the bus to Trinity High and Weaverville Elementary on Aug. 17, 2020 in Junction City, Calif.
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  • California

    California
    Teacher Rachel La Fein talks with her class as the students sit spaced apart, outside at Trinity High School, Aug. 18, 2020 in Weaverville, Calif.
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  • California

    California
    Harminder Sehmi of Enviro-Master, disinfects toys with an electrostatic 'virus vaporizer' at a childcare center in Elk Grove, Calif. July 23, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Las Vegas

    Las Vegas
    Doral Academy Red Rock Elementary School kindergartner Scarlett Keeler, 5, raises her hand as she takes an online reading and science class on her first day of distance learning amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Aug. 24, 2020 in Las Vegas. Clark County School District, the fifth-largest school district in the United States with more than 315,000 students, decided to start the school year with a full-time distance education instructional model as part of its Reopening Our Schools Plan due to health and safety concerns over the pandemic.
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  • Virginia

    Virginia
    Administrative assistant Marie Delvalle sits behind a glass panel installed in the main office to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Mantua Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., July 17, 2020.
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  • Georgia

    Georgia
    Paul Adams, 7, waits at the bus stop for the first day of school, Aug. 3, 2020, in Dallas, Ga.
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  • Georgia

    Georgia
    Aimee Rodriguez Webb works on her computer reading emails at her dining room table she set up as a virtual classroom for a Cobb County school on July 28, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons.
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  • Georgia

    Georgia
    In this photo posted on Twitter, students crowd a hallway, Aug. 4, 2020, at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga.
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  • Texas

    Texas
    A student has his temperature checked by a teacher before entering a school for summer classes in Texas, July 14, 2020.
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  • Texas

    Texas
    A student climbs the stairs of a school bus before the first day of school in Dallas, Aug. 3, 2020.
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  • Texas

    Texas
    Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, elementary school students begin their school day in Godley, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020.
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  • Texas

    Texas
    Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a teacher helps elementary school students before classes begin for the day in Godley, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020.
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  • Texas

    Texas
    Elementary school students wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, wait for classes to begin in Godley, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020.
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  • Texas

    Texas
    Elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. Three rural school districts in Johnson County were among the first in Texas to head back to school for in-person classes for students.
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  • Mississippi

    Mississippi
    Corinth High School students follow the directional signage posted on the floor and keep foot traffic moving in the proper direction as they change classes on the first day back to school in Corinth, Miss., July 27, 2020. A student tested positive the first week of classes. The school conducted contact tracing and requires those notified to quarantine for 14 days while attending class virtually.
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  • Mississippi

    Mississippi
    Corinth Elementary School students social distance as they line up after leaving the restroom on their first day back to school in Corinth, Miss., July 27, 2020. The district was the first in the state to reopen.
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  • Mississippi

    Mississippi
    Corinth Elementary School students have their temperature checked by a thermal scanner as they arrive for their first day back to school, July 27, 2020 in Corinth, Miss.
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