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Baltimore City Plans To Expand In-Person Learning

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1,000 Baltimore City students will be able to return to the classroom next month. The district will offer this option to pupils it says are struggling with virtual learning - like students with disabilities. Alison Perkins-Cohen, chief of staff to the city schools’ CEO, lays out the preparation needed.

Returning to classrooms would be voluntary for pupils, but might not be for some teachers. Diamonté Brown, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union, describes its concerns about keeping students and staff safe.

Check out these stories on the reopening of school systems in the state:
Back to school: Many large districts are opening their doors again
Parents plan logout protest amid frustration with virtual learning
Harford schools stick with hybrid plan to return to in-person learning amid competing demands

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