As some Chicago Public Schools students return to the classroom for in-person learning, many families continue remote learning
By Diamond Palmer Medill Reports Parents like Cortney Ritsema, a mother of three, have become used to frequent interruptions throughout the day from their kids. For Ritsema, this means frequently shushing her pre-K twins when she’s on the phone. Currently she is a stay-at-home mother, but she was planning to return to the job as […]
The transition to remote learning has been rapid and demanding for parents, teachers and students alike. Over the past year, educators have reinvented and sometimes thrown out their traditional curricula in favor of new ones workable in a virtual space. Parents juggle work, home and school life simultaneously and under one roof. Students are adapting to a new educational landscape that requires more discipline, self-reliance and flexibility than many are used to in the classroom.