Seattle school board approves fall online learning plan

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle school board has unanimously voted to begin the academic year remotely. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan on Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that directs the superintendent to explore creating outdoor classes, and also reinforces teaching of Black studies and curricula developed by tribes. But the district’s plans are far from set because Seattle Public Schools is still bargaining with the teachers union. Those discussions will set the parameters for how teachers spend their time, and for the support the district will provide in an online learning environment.