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Austin ISD continues its phased-in reopening, but kids’ social lives remain absent
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After six months out of the classroom, Austin ISD parents are still seeing their children miss out on vital social interactions even as some returned to schools this week.

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Photo essay: Austin ISD students head back to the classroom with masks and temperature checks

Austin ISD students have returned to the classroom for the first time since the pandemic closed down schools in March. The in-person classes, which some teachers fought against, are being taught according to a hybrid model that blends 25% on-campus capacity with virtual learning.

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Hundreds of Austin ISD teachers reportedly pledge not to attend in-person instruction Monday
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Amid the potential for layoffs, hundreds of Austin ISD teachers plan not to attend in-person classes Monday despite district plans to end virtual learning for most students and staff.

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