As outbreak spreads, schools face dilemma in going online

A BOTTLE of bleach sits on the steps of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. When the new coronavirus surfaced at the school after a group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided to close it for two weeks. Instead of cancelling classes, the Catholic school instituted
A BOTTLE of bleach sits on the steps of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. When the new coronavirus surfaced at the school after a group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided to close it for two weeks. Instead of cancelling classes, the Catholic school instituted "virtual days" where students are expected to work from home, check for assignments through an online portal and occasionally chat with teachers. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
PROVIDENCE (AP) – When the new coronavirus surfaced at Saint Raphael Academy after a school group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided to close the Rhode Island Catholic high school for two weeks. Instead of cancelling classes, the school in Pawtucket instituted “virtual days” where students are expected to work from home, check…

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