There are several reasons to prioritize younger students when schools reopen, but the approach remains relatively rare for now — likely because it comes with a host of challenges.
One barrier to internet access has fallen, but Colorado education leaders say the divide remains too large
Leaders are calling for legislative action to close the gap, saying that districts providing mobile hotspots can’t get the job done alone.
Black and Hispanic parents appear particularly concerned about the idea of reopening school buildings.
From Los Angeles to Atlanta, school districts say they will return to remote learning — easing some fears but raising big questions.
“Our expectation should be that students can be back together in the fall,” DeVos said Tuesday at a White House event.
Surveys of teachers and parent validated fears that remote learning would exacerbate inequities. Still, most parents gave their children’s schools high marks.
Education leaders said Congress needs to pass a stimulus package that includes far more for education.