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Dearborn Detroit school pause

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Two of Michigan’s biggest school districts are taking a post-spring break "break" from in-person learning.

It’s a precautionary measure they hope will stem the spread of COVID-19.

Dearborn Public Schools have been operating in hybrid mode since last month.

Superintendent Glenn Maleyko says that means two cohorts of students go to school twice a week, on alternating days.

So this extended break means just a couple more days of virtual learning.

“So it’s not really a major change, it’s just kind of a pause. I mean, we know and are hearing of a lot of people traveling.”

Maleyko encourages Dearborn families who traveled or gathered with family over spring break to get COVID tests.

Detroit schools are also going all-virtual for a week.

The district says that’s to give students and staff an extra week of social isolation.