All DOD-run schools in US to close by Wednesday; students to have online courses

E. A. White Elementary School at Fort Benning, Ga., is seen in 2018. Schools at Fort Benning will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. MARKEITH HORACE/U.S. ARMY
E. A. White Elementary School at Fort Benning, Ga., is seen in 2018. Schools at Fort Benning will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. MARKEITH HORACE/U.S. ARMY

All DOD-run schools in US to close by Wednesday; students to have online courses

by Corey Dickstein
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Defense Department-run schools on Fort Stewart and Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Rucker in Alabama will be closed to students beginning Wednesday, making all Pentagon-run, on-post schools in the continental U.S. shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials with the Department of Defense Education Activity, DODEA, sent guidance to parents in recent days about steps being taken to mitigate the spread of the fast-moving illness that has spurred many schools and other institutions across the country to close. They said no cases of the coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, had been reported in any of the 163 schools run by DODEA in 11 countries.

Students will transition to online courses until schools reopen, according to information on DODEA’s website. Teachers are being required to spend two days learning to teach online.

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