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With Updated Guidance, Massachusetts Urges More Schools To Offer In-Person Classes

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     Education officials in Massachusetts today said school districts should make in-person learning a priority even in places where risk levels are high for community spread of COVID-19.

    The Springfield Public Schools have been fully remote since the new school year started in September.   The School Committee was planning to make a decision on reopening school buildings for in-person learning at a meeting on Nov 12th   But, first school officials want to hold a multi-lingual virtual town hall.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield School Committee Vice-Chairman Chris Collins.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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