Oak Park joins wider back-to-school movement

Young students return to campus this week


EMPTY NEST—Young Kingston Blasman gives his father Casey a hug before entering Brookside Elementary School for the first day of in-person learning Feb. 24. It’s Kingston’s first time ever in a kindergarten classroom. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Wednesday morning marked the first time that the 5- and 6-year-olds in the Oak Park Unified School District have stepped foot inside a kindergarten classroom, their first real brush with public school. Other elementary-age kids haven’t been in fro...

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