Journal-News: Parents torn between in-person classes or remote learning

For parents across the region and nationwide, the decision whether to send their children back to classrooms or sign them up for virtual learning from home is a stressful one. In examining how local parents are making this decision, The Journal-News turned to Sarah Schroeder, University of Cincinnati’s director of the Learning Design Collaborative in the School of Education.

“Parents are torn over balancing the challenges of face-to-face instruction during a pandemic. Many wonder if instruction of any value will happen in a face-to-face environment where safety concerns and social distancing must come first,” said Schroeder, referring in part to the current plans of some school districts to require all students to wear protective masks and safely maintain personal spacing.

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