A cascade of announcements by governors across the country to close schools statewide in the last few days means that, as of Monday morning, public and private schools will be closed for nearly 30 million children across the U.S.—more than half of the nation’s school enrollment.

The historic closings will take place across 26 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in most of the nation’s largest school districts including Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston, according to Education Week, which is keeping a running tally….

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