Across the country, school districts are trying to create plans for how to approach the 2020 school year in light of the ongoing pandemic. In some places, schools are offering families the choice of in-person classrooms, virtual learning, or a hybrid approach that includes some in-person learning and some virtual. Understandably, most parents are torn between the health risks of Covid-19, the strains of prolonged e-learning at home, and the financial concerns of balancing their own work with virtual school. Not sure how to make the decision? We’re here to help!
First, ParentsTogether recognizes that there is no one-size-fits all answer for parents. Every family is unique and there are different factors that will influence each family’s decision. That said, we’ve pulled together a set of core questions that experts say each family should consider. When you’re finished with the short quiz below, we’ll show you your answers and help you think through what they mean for your decision. Though we can’t make the choice for you, we can help you consider the right questions!
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