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Video: Survey says nearly half of Minnesota teachers want distance learning this fall

Jul 24, 2020 08:19AM ● By Editor

Watch the WCCO-TV Report here

From WCCO-TV- July 24, 2020

Next week, Gov. Tim Walz plans to release Minnesota’s strategy for educating students this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The governor is slated to make the announcement on July 30. Last month, the state told schools to prepare for three scenarios: in-person classes, distance learning or a hybrid combination of the two. 

Education Minnesota surveyed teachers about what they’d like to see this fall. 

Nearly half (49%) said they’d prefer continued distance learning. Meanwhile, 29% of teachers said they’d want hybrid classes, and 17% said they want all in-person classes. 

According to the survey, nearly 60% of Education Minnesota members said they’d be worried about returning to the classroom even if their schools met all safety standards. 

Education Minnesota is a trade union representing K-12 teachers, school staff and higher education faculty.

To watch the original report, follow this link to the WCCO-TV website.  

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