Though there were glitches, the opening of PWC (Prince William County) schools was virtually amazing—pun intended! Dr. Walts praised administrators, teachers and all staff at each school for their hard work and dedication in preparing for September 8. Though there were some issues with the Zoom and CANVAS software programs, students signed on and were able to make immediate adjustments to the new learning environment.
Something sad that came out in discussion from community commenters is that some children did not turn on their cameras so they could be seen—because they’re embarrassed about their living conditions. Yet, teachers find it’s easier to instruct live faces. The Board is looking into backgrounds that those students can display behind them, so their cameras can be turned on with the rest of the class.
To make the roll-out smoother for all students, over 44,000 learning devices were handed out for remote learning. In…
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