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WISD Continuing Efforts To Improve Remote Learning In County School Districts

Sep 14, 2020

Credit Washtenaw ISD

The Washtenaw Intermediate School District is continuing to work with other local school districts to improve the remote learning experience for students throughout the county.


The WISD is coordinating efforts with the county’s school districts while continuing to seek out additional grant funding and additional training options for teachers.

The WISD’s Interim Superintendent, Naomi Norman, says geography remains an issue for many students trying to learn remotely.

“There are large areas of Washtenaw County where there is no broadband access, no high-speed internet, and even areas that don’t have cell phone access, so that continues to be a very big concern for us,” Norman says.

Norman says students enrolled in special education programs also face unique challenges, and the WISD is working with students and their families to ensure each of them is getting what they need to succeed.

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