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State Dept of Education Emphasizes In-Person Learning

February 2nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

During the peak of the surge in COVID-19 cases last month-  Maryland’s Department of Education released a statement  emphasizing the need for schools to remain with in-person learning. State Board President Clarence Crawford said the objective is to keep children and staff safe in in-person classroom environments, because it is now documented that out of school virtual learning is simply not effective.  Although a number of school systems did make the decision to close and revert to virtual learning- the overwhelming majority of school jurisdictions including Allegany County- chose to remain open. State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury says he is encouraged that most school systems have been finding ways to continue in-person learning while dealing with COVID issues at the same time…