Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called on all Maryland school systems to bring students back to classrooms under a hybrid program by March. Governor Hogan says too many children are struggling to take part in their education and thrive. The Governor is asking for a good faith effort on the part of teachers to also return to the classroom; while he says he won’t order a statewide opening of schools, he will do what he can, legally, to accomplish that goal. At this point in the pandemic, students are experiencing a loss of 5 to 9 months of learning, because of remote teaching. Also attending a news conference today was Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Jinlene Chan, acting Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health.