Lawmakers weigh education options amid COVID-19 surge

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Article note: They're going to dither until hospital capacities force their hand, and then come up with wherever the winds were blowing at that point. Someone needs to communicate to policymakers that a good in-person class and a good remote class have different cadence, and different material choices, and different delivery methods, so you CAN NOT switch back and forth or do both at once and expect it to work. I'm totally onboard that NTI isn't working for many younger students, and the _ways_ in which it isn't working amplify inequity, but just sending kids home with nothing when too many students and staff get infected is not better, and we're coming up on 25 districts that have done that for at least a week now. The limbo-state isn't tractable for teachers (which, along with normal kids passing diseases around becoming a mortal threat, is probably why so many have left), and isn't tractable for parents who need to arrange for childcare when the schools fall over.

Keeping students learning in their classrooms should be the overarching goal of any education policies responding to disruptions caused by COVID-19, a key lawmaker said Wednesday. With more Kentucky school … Click to Continue »

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