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    Where Do We Go From Here?

    There is an end in sight to Virtual Plus+ learning for all Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) students, unfortunately, it appears to be at the end of a very long tunnel. Through a series of meetings with the School Board, ACPS recently proposed their plan to return to in-person learning starting as early as November. However, the plan to return does not include every grade in ACPS at the beginning.

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    Teachers’ Opinions On Semester Scheduling

    Teachers share the roadblocks they have confronted as they transition from in-person to virtual school. Abigail Ernst and Katie Vastola The shift to virtual school has demanded high school teachers completely rethink the style of their courses, as year-long courses have changed to semester-long courses and twice-to-thrice-a-week classes shifting to be five days a week. With no indication of return to in-person learning anytime soon, some teachers like Matthew Zahn are not preparing for a return to in-person classes. “I don’t want to prepare for something that might not even happen,” Mr. Zahn said.  The 2020-2021 schedule consists of students taking four classes each semester. With the first semester, red…