The coronavirus pandemic has brought changes to K-12 schooling no one could possibly have imagined just a few months ago: Closed schools, remote learning and uncertainty about the future.
On the positive side, educators, students and families are learning and improving skills to creatively use technology and the internet. They are finding new ways to stay connected.
But remote learning has its drawbacks: The lack of in-person interaction with teachers and others students; for some children, school offers a safety net if they face trauma at home; in some cases, parents may not be supporting children with remote learning.
It has created challenges in serving vulnerable populations, including special needs students and those with limited or no access to internet or devices.
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