Parents react to CPS decision to move to blended learning

We’re hearing from a lot of unhappy parents as Cincinnati Public Schools prepares to move to blended learning.Thousands of families are still processing what this means for them. Gina Brenner is the mother of four CPS students.She’s not satisfied with the model adopted by the district. “I understand the appeal of getting kids back in school, but a blended model is a halfway answer that is actually going to cause more problems than it solves, I think,” said Brenner.Brenner is immunocompromised. She feels staying with remote learning is what makes sense for the most people.She also has many questions about the 1-2-2 model.”Who’s going to be teaching the kids that are at home when the cohort A is in class and cohort B is doing online learning?” she asked.Students will go from seeing a teacher five days a week with remote learning, to three days of teacher-led instruction each week.One … Read More

Halls High School will move online for 10 days, community leaders respond

Students are set to return to in-person instruction on Monday, October 5.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — As Halls High School announces it will move to online learning for 10 days beginning Monday September 21, community gave insight into why that decision was made. 

In a press conference on Friday, KCS Superintendent Bob Thomas said the number of students quarantined, or student absence rate, was the primary metric used in making the decision to go online. 

“The trend has been over the last several days that that number has increased rather significantly,” Thomas said. 

Thomas said the surge in quarantined students could not be traced to one specific event. 

 Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of the Knox County Health Department, said this lack of specification in where the surge came from led the school officials to recommend the switch to online learning. 

“It was scattered throughout the school,” Buchanan said. 

Officials are not

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