This fall’s return to school will be a challenge for students, parents, and employers alike. Most states are dealing with a wide array of approaches to begin the school year. The approaches can generally be categorized in four broad categories:
- In-Person: All staff and students are learning onsite.
- Hybrid/Blending Learning: To reduce the density in school buildings, students attend school onsite some of time and would be remote learning for the rest of the time.
- Only Remote: No students in school buildings and remote learning for all.
- Families opting out of school in an abundance of caution and deciding to homeschool.
Like everything related to COVID-19, school re-opening plans are fluid. Some school districts planned in-person or hybrid returns this fall, but quickly shifted to only remote learning. Others will likely transition to only remote as the virus continues to spike. The constant flux has encouraged a sizable population of parents to opt-out of the system and homeschool their children in micro-schools or pandemic pods. Pods are small groups of children working with an in-person tutor.
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