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Early school year, summer school are possible to make up for coronavirus closures in Louisiana | Around The Town

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Summer school, starting the 2020-21 school year early and customized education plans are among the ideas being tossed around if students end up missing more than two months of classroom instruction because of the coronavirus.

“There is going to have to be something that we do to help make sure that we give kids the opportunity to catch up,” said Debra Schum, a former top official of the state Department of Education and a 42-year educator.

“Right now there are not a whole lot of answers,” Schum added. “People are brainstorming to see what are the possibilities.”

Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the closure of public schools on March 13, and the shutdown is set  to last through April 30.

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