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Teaching the ‘Roomers’ and the ‘Zoomers:’ No Small Task for Elementary School Teachers

Bekah McNeel, The 74 Million |

San Antonio teacher Celina Quintanilla has names for the two groups of 5th-graders she is simultaneously teaching — those in her classroom are the “roomers” and those on Zoom are the “zoomers.”

It’s an arrangement that has sparked resistance from teacher’s unions across the country as teachers say they feel stretched too thin to be effective.

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