Boston Public Schools students calling for remote learning walkout of class

Some Boston public school students walked out of class on Friday as they called on city and state leaders to take more action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools. About a dozen Boston Latin School students walked out of class for a brief period. They said others skipped school on Friday in protest to support the effort. The students involved are demanding two weeks of distance learning. “We should have the ability to be online.” “I live with two immunocompromised grandparents, as well as a few other family members,” said another student. “I don’t want to go to school, risk getting sick and have to come home.” in person and provide quality education,” Boston Public Schools said in a statement about the protest. This includes investments in testing Massachusetts state officials said in the spring that remote learning will no longer count toward required learning hours unless a waiver is granted. All remote school days not granted by derogation must be made up by students and teachers and at the end of the year, similar to snow days.

Some Boston public school students walked out of class on Friday as they called on city and state leaders to take more action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

About a dozen Boston Latin School students walked out of class for a brief period. They said others skipped school on Friday in protest to support the effort.

The students concerned are demanding two weeks of distance learning.

“We already don’t learn as much because so many people are away,” said one student. “We should have an option to be online.”

“I live with two immunocompromised grandparents, as well as a few other family members,” said another student. “I don’t want to go to school, risk getting sick and have to go home.”

“We will continue to listen to our students and families as we navigate this latest wave and its impacts on our ability to stay in person and deliver quality education,” Boston Public Schools said in a statement about the protest.

Since the beginning of the year, the district has detailed the measures it is taking to combat the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases. This includes investments in testing.

Massachusetts state officials said in the spring that remote learning will no longer count toward required learning hours unless a waiver is granted.

All remote school days not granted by derogation must be made up by students and teachers and at the end of the year, similar to snow days.

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