Virtual classrooms

The Biden Administration is working on a plan to get kids back in school classrooms but Allentown School District officials have said they won’t be ready for in-person learning until mid-April.

The Board of Directors released a statement saying the district is working to develop a hybrid instructional model that will combine in-person and remote learning.

Current state guidelines say schools should move to 100% virtual instruction in counties with “substantial transmission” rates. But many Lehigh Valley schools remain open, despite meeting that standard.

Students with special needs have additional challenges when it comes to learning in a virtual environment. A group of teachers in Berks County are going the extra mile to help kids where they live.

The Allentown School Board voted Thursday night to continue exclusive virtual learning for the district’s second quarter. But some parents disagreed.


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