HARRISBURG (AP) – PA health and education officials say schools should consider a return to in-person instruction for elementary-age students. That’s a change from previous state guidance that recommended online-only education in areas of the state where the coronavirus is raging. State officials now want schools to consider bringing elementary students back to the classroom, saying that’s where they belong. The state’s largest teachers union is panning the new guidance. The state made the announcement as health officials said a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus has been detected in PA for the first time. The PA Department of Health said that a person in Dauphin County tested positive for the variant “after known international exposure.” Health officials say the patient had mild symptoms and has since completed isolation at home.