In-classroom proponents plan weekend rally in Arlington | Education

In-classroom proponents plan weekend rally in Arlington | Education

In-classroom proponents plan weekend rally in Arlington | Education

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Arlington Parents for Education, an advocacy group pressing for the option to return Arlington Public Schools (APS) students to classrooms, will hold a rally on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at Quincy Park.

“APS has had over half a year to plan protocols to mitigate risk and with those in place, the risks for COVID in schools are manageable,” the organization said. “The risks associated with kids being out of school, however, continue to compound with each passing week.”

More than 40 speakers – including students, teachers, and parents – are expected to take park in the event, which occurs as Arlington Public Schools marks 300 days without classroom instruction.

“This dismal occasion comes to pass as public-health experts urge local decisionmakers to return children to their classrooms despite increased community transmission rates, because studies and data have shown that schools are not a source of spread for communities,” the organization said.

For information, see the Website at www.arlingtonparentsforeducation.org.

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