Network for Public Education Releases a Parents’ Guide to Online Learning

09 Mar

Online learning comes with risks and few know how much a child actually learns. Mounting evidence is also revealing that too much screen time damages a child’s brain and ability to think.

Diane Ravitch's blog

March 9, 2018

For more information contact:
Carol Burris, NPE Executive Director


Kew Gardens, New York – Today the Network for Public Education (NPE) released a new report, Online Learning: What Every Parent Should Know, in response to the growing dependence on technology in K-12 education. Schools are increasingly implementing digital instruction, often requiring that students use online programs and apps as part of their classwork. Many students even attend a virtual, full-time charter school, never meeting teachers or classmates face to face.

Yet there is scant evidence of educational technology’s success and growing concerns regarding its negative impact. This guide presents a frank assessment of the intended and unintended consequences of online learning in K-12 school and offers questions parents should ask principals if their child’s school adopts computerized programs to deliver instruction, assessment or behavior management.

Rachel Stickland, Co-Chair of the Parent Coalition…

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