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April 16, 2021 – At the urging of the governor, schools around the state opened at the beginning of April for in-person learning – some for the first time this school year. However, the coronavirus is already forcing some schools to return to hybrid learning as staff and students contract the disease both in-school and out-of-school. The Line discusses the impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s attempt to return students and educators to school buildings, and talks about the options available to school districts as the scheduled academic year winds down. 

Host: 
Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR  
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council  
Laura Sanchez, attorney 

For More Information: 
Eldorado High School to Close tor 2 Weeks After Students Test Positive tor COVID-19KOB-TV 
COVID Cases, Quarantine Halt In-person Learning – Albuquerque Journal 
ABQ High School Switches Back to Remote After Students Test Positive for COVID-19 KOAT 
Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn Remotely Associated Press