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Summers named to state group looking at return to in-person instruction

Sarah Summers, a school psychologist with Gloucester County Public Schools, is among the workgroup of educators, school administrators, mental health professionals, parents and community organization leaders charged with assessing the needs of students and supporting Virginia school divisions as they move to provide in-person instruction for students.

James Lane, Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced the workgroup’s formation last week to help implement Gov. Ralph Northam’s directive to provide in-person instruction options for students by March 15.Using the Virginia Department of Education’s Recover, Redesign, Restart 2020 guidance document as its starting point, the Virginia LEARNS (Leading, Engaging, Assessing, Recovering, Nurturing and Succeeding) workgroup will develop recommendations related to equity, curricula, remediation and intervention strategies, assessments, data analysis and technology to support instruction.

Lane also charged the workgroup wi...

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