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Memphis parents and students, tell us about online learning

A Shelby County Schools student works remotely from the YMCA’s virtual learning center on the first day of school.
A Shelby County Schools student works remotely from the YMCA’s virtual learning center on the first day of school.
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Shelby County Schools, the largest district in Tennessee, started the school year online nearly two weeks ago.

Some Memphis charter schools are offering in-person instruction, but many have followed suit in going all virtual. Superintendent Joris Ray said in-person classes will not resume until the daily count of new coronavirus cases is consistently in the single digits.

District leaders have told parents to expect issues as teachers, parents, and students adjust to the new class formats. Parents, while acknowledging that educators are doing the best they can, are already asking for changes. Nearly 20,000 people have signed an online petition asking for fewer hours of daily live instruction via video conferencing.

So, parents and students, we want to know: How is online learning going for you? Respond below and we may use your experiences in an upcoming story.

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