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MI Educators Work To Ensure Learning Continuity

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Kevin Lavery
The Michigan Virtual Learning Continuity Work Group is helping school districts develop distance learning strategies in the wake of the statewide physical school closure.

A statewide planning team is forming to help Michigan teachers develop alternative education models in the wake of the coronavirus.


The physical closure of the entire Michigan K-12 system has left teachers scrambling to design distance learning models to carry students through the rest of the school year. 

Now, a 21-member team known as the Michigan Virtual Learning Continuity Work Group is helping teachers create new strategies for what’s now a new normal. 

“As a group, we’ve committed to processing through what are the challenges that people are experiencing, and then how can we produce resources to try to solve those problems,” says co-chair David Richards.

Richards says one challenge for the work group will be to distribute packets to parents that outline their students’ content expectations. 

School districts must begin providing learning opportunities for students by April 28. 



Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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