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COVID school shutdowns: One year later

COVID school shutdowns: One year later

On the first anniversary of a cascade of nationwide school shutdowns, Chalkbeat is looking back on this toughest of years in education through those who experienced it firsthand: educators, counselors, students, parents.

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A ‘daunting, dark and difficult’ time: How a Brooklyn school moved forward after losing its leader to COVID

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On the coronavirus anniversary, Chalkbeat reflects on what we’ve learned about schools during a period of disrupted learning.

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‘I never ever imagined this’: How the pandemic tightened bonds between parents and teachers at one southwest Denver school 

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I’m a first-year teacher during the pandemic. Here’s what helped me find my footing.

New to the classroom this ‘unprecedented’ year, I was plagued with doubt.

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‘Constantly on edge’: An Indiana district fully reopens for classes, sports, musicals — and quarantines

The Avon district is trying to have as normal a year as possible in the midst of a pandemic — but it comes with the challenge of students and teachers spending weeks, sometimes adding up to months, out of school for quarantines.

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A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, school as we know it has been transformed

On the first anniversary of nationwide school shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, Chalkbeat is looking back on this tough year in education.

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