Educational Technology

February 11, 2019

Online learning replacing snow days for some area schools

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

Nick Vlahos , the Journal Star

Virtually every school in central Illinois was closed Wednesday, the result of wicked winter weather. But in some area school districts, the learning process wasn’t frozen. The districts have launched pilot programs that allow students to complete assignments from home, through the internet, on days school buildings are closed because of snow and/or cold. That allows schools to avoid rescheduling attendance days later in the academic year. Peoria Public Schools conducted such a day Wednesday for the first time. Peoria Notre Dame High School has used them, too. A recent change in state law allowed their creation.

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