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District to test calamity-day alternative


About 700 students in a rural school district in western Ohio will be guinea pigs for the rest of the state this winter when they use the internet to connect to their classes during inclement weather, reports the Columbus Dispatch. The program, a test that will be used to gauge the effectiveness of on-demand online education, could be an answer to the question of how the state will address calamity days in the future. Officials with the Ohio Department of Education want to see how the program at Mississinawa Valley Schools in Darke County works before other districts get a chance to try something similar. It’s a decision that has at least one central Ohio school rethinking its plans for the winter. The Knox County Career Center in Mount Vernon had planned to start a similar program this year to avoid calamity days by having students log into an online classroom on days when the district normally would close because of bad weather. The district never received permission from the state to move forward with the plan, however…

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