Virginia Democrats make push on return to in-person school

In-person learning increases concerns of teacher shortage
Posted at 1:25 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 13:29:27-05

RICHMOND. Va. (AP) — Virginia House Democrats have unveiled legislation that would require school districts to offer at least some access to in-person learning by the 2021-2022 school year.

The bill says districts must provide either fully in-person instruction or a combination of in-person and virtual instruction to each student.

It would also offer a fully virtual option for families who want one. The measure has the support of House leadership and Gov. Ralph Northam. Virginia currently has a patchwork approach to schooling, with some public and private schools offering in-person learning but others offering only virtual school.

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