One-third of high school students said they’d like to retain a virtual learning component as part of their post-pandemic education, citing more flexibility

High schoolers want a permanent virtual learning option


One-third of high school students said they’d like to retain a virtual learning component as part of their post-pandemic education, citing more flexibility


Virtual classes may have posed difficulty for many amid COVID-19, but a recent survey of 16- to 18-year-olds in the U.S. and U.K. shows that one in three students say their ideal post-pandemic learning environment includes some kind of virtual learning component.

The survey, conducted by the nonprofit Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in March, gathered responses from 1,060 11th and 12th grade students from across

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