Remote learning for public school students hasn’t quite been the success that parents were hoping for.
As of last week in Seattle, the majority of students hadn’t even begun their coursework yet.
School started in Seattle on Sept. 4, with officials calling the first week of classes “Strong Start” days.
“September 4–11 will be considered ‘Strong Start’ days for fall of 2020,” according to the Seattle Public Schools website. “These first days of school will ensure a strong foundation for the rest of the year. In agreement with Seattle Education Association all educators will focus on supporting students’ social and emotional well-being, culturally responsive community building, family connections, and making sure students know how to use their technology tools to access learning.”
But of the roughly 55,000 students who are registered in the Seattle Public School system, only 25,000 logged in to their computer systems in the first week of