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Dec 15, 2021

Back to School is a Return to Hybrid Learning

Dian Maheia

When the academic year resumes in January, students across the country will be returning to hybrid learning, a system that is currently in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Earlier today, Chief Executive Officer Dian Maheia made the announcement that the new year will be a continuation of what is already in practice.  This, she says, notwithstanding a decrease in the positivity rate and an increase in the vaccination rates.


Dian Maheia, C.E.O., Ministry of Education

“We are moving towards all schools return for hybrid.”


Marleni Cuellar



Dian Maheia

“Yes, that’s the goal.  Actually today, a memo goes out.  This is a cabinet decision that we are executing here, we’ve been working towards this, really.  We’ve been doing our baby steps moving forward but what we see now is that vaccination rates are up with our teachers, with our twelve and over groups.  Positivity rates, thank goodness, is down.  This is the timer for us, we believe, and so as we begin to bring the students back, we recognize that we’re going to have to address the learning loss, everyone will.  And so, we want to do that, you know, really using diagnostic tests as a tool and we think that going hybrid is going to be, well it’s what we have to do and it’s also going to be a way for us to be measured in our return.”

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