A comprehensive look at COVID-19’s impact on school communities

In Pandemic 360, Chalkbeat and Univision 41 explore the many ways COVID-19 impacted the lives of students, parents, and teachers in Newark and New York City.
WhatsApp became a lifeline for the largely Spanish-speaking families of P.S. 89. Here’s how parents used it to connect the Brooklyn school community amid COVID.
Mily Cepeda started teaching two decades ago but was in her first year at Louise A. Spencer Elementary School in Newark when the pandemic struck.
As COVID-19 infection rates plummet, P.S. 89 is grappling with how to fully reopen schools while addressing students’ emotional wounds and learning gaps.
La experiencia de su familia es un ejemplo de cómo los maestros de la escuela Roseville guiaron a los estudiantes y a sus padres esa primavera mientras las familias navegaban por el aprendizaje virtual y también enfrentaban obstáculos.
A Newark family’s experience exemplifies how Roseville educators guided students and parents as families navigated virtual learning while grappling with illness and other obstacles.
Schools like P.S. 89 serve as safety nets for families by forging bonds with community organizations. But those needs took on a new urgency during COVID.
Nancy Yeh, an MIT graduate, teaches at Bronx Latin in New York City. Here’s why she says the school year marked by COVID-19 was anything but “lost.”
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