Will Kalamazoo Turn Snow Days Into E-Learning Days?
Despite the fact that climate change may bring us not only shorter winters but also milder winters, our weather and that of the rest of the world continues to become more extreme. Therefore, we'll probably experience the same or more snow days from school causing many parents to scramble for daycare or scramble to come up with something to keep the kids at home occupied.
Well, according to our friends at WLIX, a school system in South Carolina has instituted "E-Learning Days" when schools are closed due to inclement weather and many school districts around the country are taking a look. Frankly, I don't know how many of these they'll have in South Carolina but, nevertheless, It does bring to the forefront an interesting concept. For our purposes here it would accomplish at least two things. First, students would be required to participate in some established curriculum which would count as a school day and thereby wouldn't have to be made up at the end of the year if too many days were missed. Second, it would give kids something to do. Unfortunately, this doesn't solve the daycare issue but 2 out of 3 ain't bad.