Cobb parents turn out to demand in-person classes for students
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Ragsdale did not respond to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s request submitted earlier in the week for comment, but district spokeswoman Nan Kiel told the AJC that all teachers, principals and leaders in the system want to return to face-to-face learning as soon as its safe to do so.
“Until public health guidance and data for Cobb County says it is safe, our teachers will be teaching and our students will be learning remotely,” she said.
Cobb County schools in March used remote learning to close out the 2019-2020 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district, along with Gwinnett, DeKalb and Fulton, all originally offered parents the choice of face-to-face or virtual learning when the new school year begins. However, due to an increase in coronavirus cases, all the districts decided to start the year with only remote teaching. Marietta City and Atlanta Public schools also decided to only offer virtual-only classes.
Ryder Kim, an Allatoona High School sophomore, said he was looking forward to going back to school. While he did well academically in the spring, he said he performs better when he is in the classroom and around his peers.
“It’s been a bit of a struggle,” he said.
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As of Saturday, Cobb County had 11,206 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Georgia Department of Public health. There are also 297 deaths and 1 ...
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