Maryland closes schools to in-person instruction for the remainder of the year

On Wednesday, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced that schools in Maryland would be closed to in-person instruction for the rest of the academic year. Online and distance learning will continue for students, however. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) first ordered schools closed on March 12.

Maryland has a divided government. The Republican Party holds the governorship. The Democratic Party holds a majority of the state senate and a majority of the state house.

Forty-eight states have closed schools to in-person instruction for the remainder of the academic year. Those states account for 99% of the 50.6 million public school students in the country. The two states that have not are Montana and Wyoming. Montana has a divided government, and Wyoming has a Republican trifecta.



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