Education

Wisconsin schools ‘whipsawing’ as COVID-19 hits rural districts

As infections in the state surge, some rural schools are forced to suspend in-person instruction or integrate virtual students into classrooms

More than 15,000 children ages 17 and younger have been infected to date, state Department of Health Services data show. Numerous schools across Wisconsin have suspended in-person classes this fall, at least temporarily, because of cases among students and staff.