Minnesota schools fast-track plans for permanent online learning options
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Cathe Lewis' three children have spent the school year learning from home, steering clear of the potential COVID-19 health risks and schedule disruptions of in-person or hybrid instruction.
Along the way, the family discovered something surprising: online learning was a good fit, especially for her son, a sixth-grader with autism.
"Early on in the school year he was like, 'Can we keep doing this, can I stay in online school?' " Lewis said. Her answer: Yes.