Columbus schools, Ohio's largest district, going virtual

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent of Ohio's largest school district has announced all grades will be taught virtually at least through October. Talisa Dixon leads the Columbus district, which serves about 50,000 students. Dixon outlined the virtual plan Tuesday, citing worsening public health conditions stemming from the coronavirus. Franklin County, home to Columbus, has some of the highest numbers of positive COVID-19 tests in Ohio. Dixon says school will begin Sept. 8 and students will learn virtually at least through the first quarter, ending Oct. 27. Students can take online classes through their school or enroll in a Columbus-run digital academy. 

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