On Friday, Oct. 9, Homewood District 153 finished the first week of Virtual Learning Academy, a special program designed to help specific students facing challenges with remote learning.
School began with all students attending online-only and has been in session for six weeks. Overall, parent and teacher surveys show things are going well, but after the first two weeks, it became apparent to staff that some students weren’t being served, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell. Teachers, social workers and others recognized that a sliver of the student population needed a program that was going to give . . .
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