Boston schools are considering whether a virtual school makes sense for some

Schools across Massachusetts have received a crash-course, trial-by-error introduction to completely remote learning since the coronavirus pandemic took hold early last year.

Now, even as local schools are reopening their brick-and-mortar classrooms, some are considering the possibility of a new option for certain students: permanent virtual learning.

Boston Public Schools are currently surveying families in the district about their interest in sending their students to a “virtual school” for the coming school year.

School officials are probing the possibility, not as a replacement for traditional instruction for all students, but rather an option for those who want to take advantage of it.

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