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Kentucky Religious School Loses Bid to Reopen Classrooms (2)

Nov. 30, 2020, 8:44 PM; Updated: Dec. 1, 2020, 12:13 AM

Private religious schools in Kentucky were blocked from resuming in-person teaching Monday after a federal appeals court upheld an order by the governor as coronavirus cases continue to grow statewide.

“While we all want to get our kids back to in-person instruction, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recognized that doing so now would endanger the health and lives of Kentucky children, educators and families,” Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said in a statement after the decision was issued Sunday.

The challenged executive order, issued Nov. 18, prohibits in-person classes at all elementary and secondary schools—both...

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