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Administrators in dozens of districts, from the Northeast to the Mid-West, have decided to start 2022 remote as the omicron wave hits students and staff.
A majority of adults trust their schools to handle COVID but they also say preventing the spread of the virus is more important than keeping kids in classrooms.
Strong leadership and communication have been critical to administrative offices and all staff throughout schools.
Staff shortages in the classroom and elsewhere are the leading reasons some big districts have shifted to virtual learning this week, with administrators hoping to bring students back quickly.
More large urban districts have shifted to remote learning as teachers unions squared off with administrators in Chicago and New York over in-person learning.
Students and teachers in dozens of districts, many in the Northeast, will spend days to weeks on remote learning to start 2022 due to the latest COVID wave.
For the safety of students nationwide, it’s time for the conversation around potentially life-saving monitoring technology to change. Despite the criticism, it is not designed to violate students’ privacy.
Administrators now have to convince students and their families that this next phase of virtual learning is not the same as what occurred earlier in the pandemic.
Technology has opened the door to more insight. With more in-depth data, educators can be more informed about their students and communicate successes and concerns with parents.
These key discussions on emerging tech, leadership strategies and cyber safety can supercharge your districts.
Ongoing professional development and family outreach are just two signs of how the challenges of COVID have heightened the influence of K-12 ed-tech leaders and their teams.