One year after schools closed due to the pandemic in March 2020, many Maine schools are still not fully reopened
MAINE, USA — “We thought it would be two weeks,” laughed Stacey Steeves, a first-grade teacher at Hollis Elementary School.
It’s been a year unlike anything Maine educators could have prepared for. Now one year after Maine’s first case of COVID-19, many schools are still using a hybrid learning model in an effort to keep the virus out of the classroom.
“We just kind of jumped into this adventure of remote learning,” said Boyd Marley, principal of the East End Community School in Portland.
In March of 2020, Marley, his staff, and students packed up their bags to head home to begin remote learning as the pandemic first hit.
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