Principals Favor Hybrid Schedules for Reopening Schools
July 22, 2020
Half of elementary principals prefer to reopen schools this fall with a hybrid schedule—a blend of remote learning and in-person instruction, according to new survey released Monday.
In a poll of nearly 800 principals and assistant principals in all 50 states, only 17 percent of school leaders chose the all-remote option as the best model for the fall, while 26 percent said in-person schooling five days a week was the best model.
The findings—from a poll conducted earlier this month by the National Association of Elementary School Principals—comes amid tense debate about the best ways to reopen schools as coronavirus cases spike across the country, but especially in the South and the West.