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

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

Nov 6, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker (R) said too many children are being taught remotely in Massachusetts. State education officials revised guidelines and urged districts to prioritize 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.