Providence Teachers Protest; Statewide Bus Problems


(Undated)--The top story in Rhode Island this week continues to be the virus pandemic-era return to school.Providence teachers held a protest outside of the RI Department of Education yesterday and criticized the rollout of the school district's new Virtual Learning Academy, among other things.The Providence Journal reports a state education department spokesperson on Monday indicated challenges with the statewide busing system because of an increased number of routes necessary to satisfy social distancing.In Warwick, which has started the school year remotely, WPRI-TV reports the superintendent said Tuesday it is unsafe for students to return to classrooms, in response to the school committee considering a switch to hybrid learning.However, the Warwick committee did vote to move kindergartners to Veteran's Memorial Middle School to start in-person learning.

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