Thank you notes to Rhode Island’s teachers

ICYMI: Rhode Island was up to 24,311 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, after 139 new cases. The most recent test-positive rate was 1.4 percent. The state announced four more deaths, bringing the total to 1,106. There were 94 people in the hospital.

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We’re now two weeks into the most unusual of school years, and teachers find themselves trying to reach students through in-person classes and distance learning (often at the same time). We know it’s not easy, so the least we can do is say thank you.

That’s why I asked Rhode Map readers to share quick stories about educators around the state who have gone above and beyond to deliver for students. And as usual, you guys came through in a big way.

Here’s a look at all of the teachers you asked to be recognized.

Will Graves, Alvarez High School, Providence:

“He loves teaching

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