Education expert weighs options as ‘pandemic pedagogy’ grips schools

by Sue Fishkoff
July 20, 2020

The school year is set to begin for K-12 schools in a matter of weeks. Most of the public districts that have announced reopening plans say they will permit only distance learning. Some are offering both in-person and distance learning, while others — too many — have not yet announced what they will be doing.

Many factors come into play in making these decisions, but primary are the health and safety of students and staff, and the need to provide quality education. Are those values in conflict? Can students learn as well remotely as in a physical classroom? Are teachers and schools prepared for the changes ahead?

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