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McCombs Professor Steve Limberg teaches in a studio while his hologram appears in a classroom, where masked students are sat socially distanced.

Like Tupac at Coachella, one professor at the McCombs School of Business is beamed as a hologram before his audience.

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Austin ISD and other public school districts across Texas are reporting enrollment declines compared to last year, particularly in Pre-K and Kindergarten.

Enrollment at Austin ISD, Eanes ISD and other school districts across Texas is down this year, a trend that officials are attributing to remote learning in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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After weeks of sustained decline, the Austin area is seeing a slight increase in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases, which local health authorities attributed to spread among older children and young adults.

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Travis County is reporting declines in new confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and positive test results—as well as four new primary and secondary school clusters.

Despite continued declines in new confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions, four primary and secondary schools in Travis County are now reporting clusters, defined as three or more positive cases at a single location, local health officials said Tuesday. More than 25 cases have been reported across the four schools.

Many of these clusters stem from athletic programs, such as strength and conditioning activities for football teams, Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said. He did not provide the names of the four schools; Austonia filed a public information request for more information and is awaiting a response.

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Parents spoke in support of reopening at a special called meeting of the Lake Travis ISD board of trustees on Monday evening.

The Lake Travis ISD board of trustees voted 4-3 on Monday evening to approve a waiver request to the Texas Education Agency to extend the virtual learning period an additional four weeks, with exceptions for families who meet certain conditions and choose to return sooner.

Families with students in pre-K, elementary, 6th grade, 9th grade and special education programs, as well as LTISD district employees with children in the district, may decide to return to in-person schooling as of Sept. 8. The remainder will have the option to return in person as of Sept. 21.

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Two University of Texas at Austin dorm residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Two students living in on-campus residence halls have tested positive for COVID-19, a University of Texas at Austin spokesperson confirmed Monday.

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Desks are zip-tied and a green "Use" sticker is placed on available desks to practice social distancing in an academic hall at the University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 24. (Allie Goulding/The Texas Tribune)

BY SHANNON NAJMABADI

As schools and universities across Texas begin reopening, families, students and educators are adjusting to remote instruction; schools are preparing to file weekly reports on COVID-19 cases; and universities are providing free on-campus coronavirus testing.

The Texas Tribune spoke to epidemiologists and health experts about what the state can expect with schools and universities resuming online or in-person instruction.

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