As Worcester Public Schools transition to hybrid learning, far fewer nonwhite students are returning to the classroom

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Far fewer nonwhite students in the Worcester Public Schools have opted in for a return to in-person classrooms with hybrid learning than their white counterparts, according to a new briefing from the Worcester Regional Research Bureau.

A cohort of students who opted in for the district’s hybrid model returned to in-person classrooms today for the first time in almost a year after the district switched to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hybrid model will operate with two cohorts where students are in classrooms for two-days a week and remote learning on the days they are not physically in school.

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