ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) — Governor Tim Walz announces the fall learning plan this afternoon (Thursday 2 p-m) for Minnesota’s public schools.

Parents are wondering whether students will return to the classroom this fall, stay with distance-learning or a mix of the two.

Denise Specht (SPECK) of the Education Minnesota teachers union says she believes some schools are ready to fully re-open because they have classrooms large enough to accommodate spacing, plus other resources. But she says there are some schools that are just not ready to open.

Republican lawmakers have been pressuring the governor to leave the decision to local school districts.