The pandemic spurred virtual learning and teachers going to great lengths to safely educate classes, as the virus presented a challenge for students young and old.
IOWA, USA — What started as a four-week break from the classroom with optimism the COVID-19 pandemic would soon be over turned into the reality of a months-long separation for thousands of students and teachers.
Parents became worried about how their children would succeed. Teachers stepped up, expanding classrooms past the four traditional walls. And school districts took new approaches to keep their students safe.
Partnerships emerged between teachers, parents and communities for the sake of learning everywhere.
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Family turns to home schooling as learning shifts from classroom to home
Many parents decided to educate their children at home, with mom or dad becoming at least part-time “teacher.”
Such was the case for the Yager family.