Students, teachers executed a virtual learning day to develop online learning and working skills

As college and career skills are touted as essential for students' success after high school, students in one New Jersey school got a lesson in one fast-growing workplace trend: learning and working from home.

Park Ridge High School in Bergen County, N.J., gave its 500 7-12th graders the option to stay home as part of a planned virtual learning day.

Part of the impetus came from the realization that students should prepare for online-only college classes and for positions involving varying degrees of work-from-home options, said Troy Lederman,...

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