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Schools Haven’t Closed Classroom Learning Yet

Going to a purple COVID tier does not automatically shut down classroom learning at schools. Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Brett McFadden says if a district has already gone to a hybrid model, that combines classroom and online learning, before going to that tier, they don’t have to close campuses again. And while no decision about closing has been made, he says the increasing number of cases is making it more challenging for schools to stay operational, and with testing availability also declining from the surge…

click to listen to Brett McFadden

McFadden says when Nevada Joint Union went to hybrid learning on October 12th, around 80-percent of students opted for it and 20-percent did not. Now, he estimates at least 35 to 40-percent have gone back to full-time distance learning. And the numbers are growing daily…

click to listen to Brett McFadden

McFadden also mentions a declining teaching flexibility. He says if more faculty members test positive, the substitution pool also drops.

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