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As a mental health professional and educator, I applaud the work of online schools. They are providing an innovative service that is unlocking a positive learning experience for k-12 kids who cannot be reached with the traditional face-to-face environment.
I understand how change can be threatening - in this case to 'brick and mortar' school employees. But this is a win-win-win - for families, kids, and schools as educators listen to the needs of kids who have not - and cannot - be served by traditional settings.
As with all forms of education, we need to be open to change and adaptation to improve what and how we do what we do. In this case, like face-to-face learning environments, of course hybrid and online learning environments must also evaluate its processes as this specialized learning environment matures.
On behalf of families, I hope Oregon continues to support the online learning environment.
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