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Schools across region open virtual classrooms


April 3, 2020

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Ojibwe school teacher John Babineau has been wearing different wild outfits to deliver lunches and some school work to Fond du Lac Ojibwe school students.

A grand and hurried experiment in education began this week in Minnesota, as schools around the state implemented distance learning for K-12 students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers and administrators across Carlton County had two weeks to come up with a plan for distance learning, which is not necessarily the same thing as online learning - rather, it refers to learning away from school.

In Cloquet, that meant lessons on paper for elementary school students (K-grade 4) - delivered by school bus or picked up at school on Tuesdays or Wednesdays - and digital learning for stud...

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