Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
Ontario Premier Doug Ford pointed parents and students on Friday toward online learning resources while schools are closed due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce has ordered the school closure for two weeks following March break. This ends at April 5th and Ontarians are expecting more extension after that date.
Ford says the “learn at home” online portal doesn’t replace school, but is meant to address parents’ concerns that kids will fall behind during this period.
“As a father myself, I know parents always want the best for their children, and I also know from speaking to parents that many are concerned that their child is going to fall behind while schools are closed during this difficult period,” Ford said.
“To support families and students, our government has developed a one-stop spot for at-home learning. It doesn’t replace school, but offers a great alternative as we approach the end of March break.”