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ISBE Publishes Fall Learning Recommendations

  • Date Posted
    July 23, 2020
  • Category
    COVID-19
On July 23, the Illinois State Board of Education added Fall 2020 Learning Recommendations to its coronavirus recovery series. The purpose of the 100-page document is to provide recommendations to educators for implementing in-person, blended, and/or remote learning during the 2020-21 school year.

In an accompanying statement, State Superintendent of Schools Carman I Ayala said, “We want all students and caregivers to have access to quality educational materials and to maintain personal connections that support the whole child. We want all adults involved — educators and caregivers — to have clear information, ample resources, and a wealth of encouragement and compassion.”
Of note in the document, according to ISBE:
  • Five clock hours of instruction per day in any learning setting, with a recommendation of at least 2.5 hours daily of synchronous learning.
  • Remote learning services to any student upon request
  • Students in any district learning environment continue to receive equitable access to extracurricular activities.
The document is the fourth based on recommendations from  ISBE’s Transition Advisory Workgroup