U.S. Education Dept. Releases “Return to School Roadmap”

Posted by WHYY on August 3, 2021

The US Department of Education today released a “Return to School Roadmap” that recommends schools adhere to CDC guidance that requires universal masking in K-12 schools. The road map sets certain priorities for schools, including health and safety; supporting students’ social, emotional and mental health; and accelerating academic achievement.

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has a message for schools across the country ahead of the new school year: Students need to be in classrooms.

“That’s where students learn best,” Cardona told NPR’s A Martínez. “Schools are more than just places where students learn how to read and write — they’re communities. They’re like second families to our students.”

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