The Case For Hybrid Learning At Des Moines Public Schools
On this edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer speaks with a Des Moines Public Schools parent to explain why she believes virtual learning is hurting a large portion of kids in the district.
The Des Moines School District started classes online last week to protect students and teachers from spreading COVID-19.
This week, however, the Des Moines School Board agreed to move the district toward a hybrid learning plan, a mix of virtual and in-class teaching that would comply with state requirements. This would only happen once COVID-19 spread in Polk County declines further.
Some parents in the district say their children need to go back to in-person learning so they can get the support they can't get from home.
Nancy Mwirotsi is one of those parents advocating for a hybrid option. She joins host Ben Kieffer to explain why she believes this is the best path forward for the Des Moines Public Schools.