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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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AACPS Will Resume In-Person Board Of Education Meetings

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — Anne Arundel County Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will resume in-person Board of Education meetings next month. The first in-person meeting will be on Oct. 7.

Though board members can meet in-person, the general public cannot. The meetings will still be closed to county residents to uphold social distancing, the school system said in a press release.

The meetings will still be viewable live on AACPS-TV and the school board’s YouTube channel. Stakeholders can still submit written comments. The board also wants to allow oral comments from its virtual audience, but it is still

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Ethical challenges loom over decisions to resume in-person college classes

<span class="caption">It's hard to social distance on campus.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="http://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/Colleges-Mental-Health/d3bf2a1fee084426b1a81853b29284e5/1/0" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AP Photo/Rick Bowmer">AP Photo/Rick Bowmer</a></span>
It’s hard to social distance on campus. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

By early July, about 80% of U.S. campuses were planning to resume at least some in-person instruction, even as a growing numbers of faculty are voicing concerns about safety.

As Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, argues, “Because we do not yet have the ability to bring students and staff back to campus while keeping them safe and healthy, we simply cannot return to business as usual.” Sorrell says that bringing students back in this context “constitutes an abdication of our moral responsibility as leaders.”

But this isn’t just

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