Following intermittent periods of online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith won’t permit schools to move classes entirely online anymore. She’s also made good on her promise to ban masks in schools through regulatory changes.
A news release from the government of Alberta says parents and families have been given “little to no notice” that students would be required to move to online learning throughout the pandemic. Many families did not have the resources to support at-home learning, and online classes impacted students’ well-being and academic achievement, the release says.
Smith says parents and students have told her they desire a regular school environment.