Maryland teachers unions, PTA call for virtual-only start to school this fall amid coronavirus pandemic

The Baltimore Sun: A coalition including the Maryland State Education Association, the Baltimore Teachers Union and the Maryland PTA called on state officials Tuesday to start the academic year in an online-only setting as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

In a virtual news conference, speakers urged Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and state schools Superintendent Karen B. Salmon to recognize the risks associated with sending children back to the classrooms this fall, particularly for faculty and staff members as well as essential personnel such as bus drivers.

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