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Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal

Joe Biden, Jill Biden
Posted at 5:31 PM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 20:31:25-04

(AP) — President Joe Biden has met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days in office. The Education Department has released survey data finding that 54% of public schools below high school offered full-time classroom learning in March.

But most students were still learning at least partly away from school. The survey found that almost 4 in 10 students continued to take all classes remotely, and 2 in 10 were split between classroom and remote learning.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is applauding the progress but also raising concerns about racial disparities.