Remote Learning

Issue brief
Education (K-12) 

There are two debates on remote learning that are happening simultaneously. The first debate is how to ensure quality remote learning. Policymakers understand the quality of remote learning is not the same as traditional, in-person instruction as the same amount of material takes longer to teach via remote learning and it is difficult for teachers to decipher who is engaged and learning and what students are just doing the bare minimum. Districts and staff have worked to pare down material to get to the most necessary standards and skills to teach. Even with the focus on the most important things to learn, districts still are required to meet the instructional hour requirements (seat time).