CT teachers union seeking return to remote learning amid surge


Kim Horrigan, left, sits with her son Conor Horrigan, 8, both of Quincy, Mass., as Conor does math homework at their home, in Quincy, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Kim said she and her husband have struggled all year with their decision to keep their 8-year-old son in remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s largest teachers union says it’s pushing for a return to remote learning after the holiday break, given the surge in COVID-19 cases, including among children, and “inadequate” supplies of at-home tests.

In an email sent Thursday to its members, the Connecticut Education Association said most of its local union presidents prefer a fully remote learning option at this time, calling the current situation “a perfect storm.”

Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by 1,824.1, an increase of 68.7%. Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to discuss the status of the distribution of at-home tests, which was delayed Wednesday.

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