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Should Virtual Classes Replace Snow Days in New Jersey?

Online learning yet to be recognized by state as replacement for in-school session.

For the most part, all students and teachers love snow days.

Until the closures amount to the point where previously scheduled extended weekends, week-long breaks, and even graduation dates are compromised. 

That's what's happened throughout much of New Jersey this winter season, as the winter storm season kept many students snowed in and schools closed. For one school district in Bergen County, however, a nor'easter wasn't going to stand in its way of education.

Pascack Valley students spent Thursday, Feb. 13 snowed in but still learning, as the district held a day of virtual class, nj.com reported. Each student has a district-issued laptop they were able to use while learning from home, the report said.

The day of schoolwork, however, has yet to be considered a class day, as virtual schooling is yet to be approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, the report said. 

So, should New Jersey recognize out-of-school virtual learning as class time?
Kristin DiStefano February 28, 2014 at 06:29 AM
Tom, I have no problem with cameras. And I believe in school choice. And as I said earlier, I don't have tenure as a private school teacher. Many of our ideas are not so different...
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Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Don't stop at snow days; replace the entire mess with online learning.
Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM
@ Kristin DiStefano - Your grammar is atrocious and have you heard of paragraphs? P.S. you are a teacher, not a counselor - stay in your own lane. That is the biggest problem with the façade that is today's "teaching profession". Today's schools are nothing but codependent social engineering facilities.

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