Despite objections and threats by the White House, two of California's largest school districts have announced plans to go online this fall.
In a joint announcement, the Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts said although they'll be fully online when school returns in August, their plan is to "return to in-person learning ... as soon as public health conditions allow."
The decision came a day after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the Trump administration's aggressive push to reopen schools in the fall amid the worsening pandemic.
LAUSD has roughly 700,000 students and is set to begin instruction August 18th.
San Diego Unified, serves more than 100,000 students and is set to start the school year on August 31st.