Philadelphia students will head to virtual classrooms on Sept. 2 until at least November, after an initial proposal of both in-person and online learning was met with strong opposition from teachers and parents.
This means the Philadelphia School District’s 125,000 students have many more weeks of online school ahead of them, and officials are hoping that it goes smoother than in the spring when internet instability affected many students. Teachers — who are expected to be from students’ assigned school — are being asked to start the year by evaluating their students’ learning loss and social emotional needs.
There are more questions about the fall semester than answers, but we want to hear from you as we seek to address the most important issues on Philadelphia school reopening. If you’re a parent or student, what does this plan mean for your family and your academic experience? If you’re a teacher, how are you feeling about juggling the schedule with your own family?
Chalkbeat wants to gain perspective from parents, students, and school staff. Tell us your feedback, concerns, and lingering questions below.
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