Do you think students should return to school full time?

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeff Riley wants elementary school students to return full time in April.

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Alexia Pacheco helps a student learn math inside her first grade classroom at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Many students across the state are learning either completely from home or a combination of in school and at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeff Riley wants elementary school students back in school five days a week come April and all students back by the end of this school year, The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday.

Riley told members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that he’ll ask for the authority to open classrooms across Massachusetts five days a week in April when the group meets next month, according to the Globe. Riley said he would get kids back in school by ending the temporary regulations that have allowed districts to run remote and hybrid models during the pandemic, but parents could still have their children learn remotely.

If you are a parent, we’d like to know if you agree with Riley, and would like to see your children back in school five days a week. What model of learning is your child using this school year and how is it working out? What are your concerns with children returning to school full time this school year, if any? Let us know in the survey below or e-mail [email protected]. Your answers may be featured on

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