The weather is continuing to force many schools to cancel classes, which could mean a longer school year for your kids. But some districts are using a new program to avoid extending classes in to the summer.
Peoria Public Schools will now start to use flexible learning days as part of a program called Learning Anywhere and Anytime.
Students will now be given homework during weather related days off school with teachers aid just an email away.
PPS superintendent Dr. Sharon Kherat believes the imitative will help reduce a summer like slide for students after being out of the classroom for a number of days in a row.
“As long as students are engaged in learning anywhere, anytime that constitutes instruction,” said Kherat. She adds, “Students can read a book for 30 minutes or do work that aligned with what is happening in the classroom.