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More Students And Less Social Distancing Are Coming In New Semester In Broward

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David Goodhue/Miami Herald
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie visits a classroom at Broward Estates Elementary School on Oct. 9, the first day of the district's reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Broward schools will start a new semester Wednesday with more students, more teachers and fewer protections against COVID-19.

The district is also striving to make the new semester more traditional for students who arrive on campus, ensuring they learn in a classroom with a teacher and are not in a gym or auditorium with a laptop and headphones.

The changes come as the district tries to comply with a new state order requiring that schools bring more struggling students back to campus. But many parents have complained that the on-campus experience has been subpar, mirroring the same e-learning kids can get at home.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.