Gaps Seen In Worcester Students Returning To Classrooms Full-Time

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WORCESTER, MA — Thousands of Worcester Public Schools (WPS) students returned to classrooms full-time on Monday for the first time in a year, but a new report shows demographic gaps between those students and students who will continue with remote learning.

According to the Worcester Regional Research Bureau (WRRB) report, 78 percent of white students opted to return to classrooms full-time, the highest share of the major demographic groups. About 75 percent of Black students returned to classrooms, while 62 percent of Asian and 67 percent of Hispanic students opted to return.

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