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State argues in-school instruction is vital for students’ well being, teachers’ risk low

Two days of testimony wrapped up Thursday in a closely watched challenge to a statewide mandate that Florida schools reopen in August, with witnesses for Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran saying it is critical that children return to classrooms as soon as possible.

Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson is expected to issue a decision early next week in lawsuits filed by teachers unions challenging Corcoran’s July 6 order requiring schools to resume in-person instruction this month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Miami-Dade and Broward county public schools are opening with remote learning only. Broward started classes Wednesday.

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Marin County Calls For Delay In In-Person Classroom Instruction

MARIN COUNTY, CA — Marin County’s Office of Education and Public Health Department jointly recommended Wednesday that TK-12 schools reopen gradually in the fall with new protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Our goal is to support the health and wellbeing of students and staff during this process,” Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke said in the statement. “We recognize the concerns and anxiety surrounding the return to the classroom and believe that a transitional approach will allow staff and students to feel more comfortable in this new environment.”

Districts can bring small groups of students

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Florida schools must reopen with in-person instruction, education commissioner says

Florida’s education commissioner said Monday all public schools must reopen to students in-person when the academic year begins next month, even as cases of the coronavirus continued to surge in his state.

In the emergency order, Commissioner Richard Corcoran called schools “not just the site of academic learning” but also crucial places in students’ lives that provide “nutrition, socialization, counseling and extra-curricular activities,” adding that their reopening was critical to “a return to Florida hitting its full economic stride.”

Corcoran’s order, which applies to the fall semester, requires schools to open “at least five days per week for all students”

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