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State Education Leaders Increase Pressure To Resume In-Person Learning

The Baker administration is increasing pressure on public schools to resume in-person learning. In a Friday event to announce a new formula for calculating local COVID-19 risk, Massachusetts education leaders doubled down on their messages urging school districts to open their doors to as many students as possible.

“The time to get kids back to school is now,” said Education Commissioner Jeff Riley. “It’s become increasingly clear that this virus is going to be with us for a while.”

The system presented adds new variables for community size and positive test rate to its calculation formula. That resulted in a

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School class sizes could increase to ‘bubbles’ of 30 pupils, Education Secretary says

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Gavin Williamson said the Government is looking at returning class sizes to 30 pupils as he hinted England will reduce the two-metre rule.

The Education Secretary said the Government is looking at creating larger “bubbles” to allow class sizes to expand in time for the autumn term.

He told Friday‚Äôs Downing Street briefing: “We’ve been creating bubbles of children in the classroom, creating a protective environment for those children.

“Currently that is at 15, what we would be looking at doing is expanding those bubbles to include the whole class.”

He said signs the virus was reducing meant ministers

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