Developments this week helped drive more school districts in our nationwide review to add depth and breadth to their published distance learning plans.
This week has been a crucial period of preparation in states from Washington to Florida, where distance learning is expected to begin in earnest by the end of March.
We will track how districts shift instruction, student support, and organizational operations in the weeks and months to come.
The lessons we learn in this crisis can help school systems respond to wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards and other crises that can disrupt the ordinary functioning of school systems.
The Rural Alliance, a member of our Big Think Network, sees a major gap in the educational offerings of its member districts: early learning opportunities.