Raimondo to make announcement about K-12 schools on Monday

RHODE ISLAND (WLNE) – Students in grades K-12 completed their first week of distance learning on Friday.

At Friday’s daily press briefing, Governor Gina Raimondo told teachers and students she is “so proud” of how they’ve handled the situation.

“Attendance rates are up. Students are completing their assignments,” said Raimondo.

However she was quick to admit the system is far from faultless.

“It is full of glitches and I’m aware of that. We’re working everyday to get better at it,” said Raimondo.

ABC6 News caught up with a student at La Salle Academy in Providence to find out how remote learning is going. Senior David Rudolph said the biggest hurdle he faces in distance learning is keeping up with each teacher’s different format of remote classes.

“There should be a guideline for every teacher to all use [Google] Classroom for everything they assign. That way we won’t have 15 tabs open with four different websites and three different classroom pages,” said Rudolph.

He said he understands this is new for everyone and appreciates the work his teachers are putting into remote learning.

Governor Raimondo said she plans on making an announcement about K-12 schools on Monday.

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