The Latest Updates About The Pandemic's Impact On Back-To-School Season

Published August 19, 2021 at 7:55 AM EDT
Students and parents arrive at Grant Elementary School in Los Angeles for the first day of school.
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Students and parents arrive for the first day of the school year at Grant Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday.

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Today we have our eyes on students of all ages as they adjust to yet another year of uncertainty. Follow the back-to-school updates below for a mix of the latest news and what you need to know about the pandemic's impact on this important transition, including:

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