US education secretary listens to pandemic successes, challenges at North Texas charter school

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spent Thursday at a Garland charter school for townhall with teachers, parents and students

GARLAND, Texas — Most school districts in North Texas are now offering some form of both in-person learning and online school.

However, as COVID-19 cases rise, there is a growing concern about how long that may last.

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos heard first hand from North Texas teachers, parents and students on how schools are balancing both kinds of teaching.

“The expectation that learning will continue and support for students will continue no matter where that learning is done,” DeVos said during the townhall.

Students at the International Leadership of Texas, a public charter school that emphasizes both foreign language and leadership, shared challenges of learning in a pandemic.

Senior Amit Kumar asked Devos how the federal government can best balance in-person learning with student and

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