K-12 Online Learning In the US During The COVID-19 Pandemic
As I write this article, schools in every U.S. state but three (Maine, Nebraska, and Iowa, deferring to local school districts) are closed—some for a few weeks and some indefinitely. As a result of this, schools and school districts have perforce, and post-haste, pivoted from brick-and-mortar schools to virtual schools at a vertiginous speed. How is K-12 online learning being carried out in the U.S? What issues are schools, students and teachers confronting in this virus-imposed mad rush from offline to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic?
How Are U.S. School Districts Responding?
Were you to ask this question of any number of more centralized education systems across the globe, the response would be simple and straightforward: “(Country name) is doing X.