Estimate: Up to Half of Alabama Students Will Attend Classes Remotely This Fall

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Alabama State School Superintendent Eric Mackey estimates up to half of the state’s public school students will be attending classes remotely in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mackey said more than a quarter of students are in systems that are only doing remote classes for the first part of year.

He said as many as 15% to 30% of students will be choosing to do remote learning in school systems that have that as an option, in addition to in-person classes.

Mackey spoke Friday in a press conference with U.S. Sen. Doug Jones that was broadcast on Facebook. Mackey asked people to please be patient.

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