Our schools, their approach to instruction, and their instructional practices were built around the very thing that spreads the virus the most: close, regular, sustained, interaction between diverse groups of children, teachers, parents, and staff. So what do we do now?
What’s the most persuasive case for keeping our schools closed and teaching 100% remotely? I think it involves the national context, continued uncertainty, short vs. long term thinking, and the quality of education. Here’s why.
A task force for safely reopening the schools, a plan for safely resuming school sports, and block scheduling coming to the high school this fall were key takeaways from last night’s school board meeting.
Lots of rumors of threats left many LMMS parents and students unsettled. Here’s some thoughts on how to judge stories we hear about school safety, the real-life dangers of safety rumors, and why it isn’t possible to share every single detail of every school incident.