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The Pandemic Will Decide When Schools Can Reopen. Educators Must Start Building Robust Online Learning Systems for Next Year

Mary K. Wells

The pandemic will decide when schools can reopen. Educators must start building robust online learning systems for next year. We need schools to be realistic about the coming year and use this summer to prepare to address the academic and social-emotional needs of every student virtually. Instead of re-spacing desks, teachers should concentrate on delivering high-quality, content-rich instruction online. Instead of focusing on complicated transportation scenarios, districts can implement innovative new virtual roles for teachers