New Rochelle distance learning plan to start Tuesday

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The New Rochelle School District is rolling out a new plan to help students study who are staying home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The distance learning plan will start on Tuesday.

The online platform covers coursework for students from elementary school to high school.

"The teachers assign work on online platforms, then students engage with teachers based on material that exists," explained New Rochelle School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero.

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To take part in the distance learning plan, students will need access to a computer. For students that do not have one, the district will loan them a Google Chromebook.

“We anticipate by the start of this distance learning plan that 98% or more, hopefully all, have access to Chromebooks, only those who have requested a need,” Marrero said.

The entire district has more than 10,000 students and was recently closed amid mounting pressure due to coronavirus concerns. Schools will be closed through March 25.

New Rochelle has the largest cluster of cases in the nation.

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