More Alabama students returning to class despite virus worry

Oct 13, 2020

 

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of Alabama students who’ve spent the coronavirus pandemic in virtual classrooms are returning to traditional instruction despite safety concerns and continuing school shutdowns linked to COVID-19. 

Schools in Jefferson County began allowing elementary students to return to class full-time on Monday. A group of Montgomery educators protested Tuesday as classes resumed there.

And systems that have offered only online classes or a mix of online and traditional learning will reopen buildings on a full-time basis through next week. Systems have used a mix of in-person classes and virtual instruction since the pandemic hit in March and classes resumed for the fall term.