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Teachers, others demand K-12 schools start classes online

Teachers and others gathered at the state Capitol in Jefferson City to demand that Missouri K through 12 schools in COVID-19 hot spots start classes online.

Kimberly Hanan-West, who has been a teacher in the Parkway School District in St. Louis County for nearly 20 years, organized the event.

“If you look at the data and if you make data-driven decisions, you should see that case rates are four times higher than they were in March and April,” Hanan-West said. “Therefore, we need a virtual start to the school year until cases see at least a 14-day dramatic decline.”

Some Missouri schools are starting fall classes online, while others are doing in-person schooling, starting classes after Labor Day or a combination

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