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How Are Parents, Students, And Teachers Dealing With School Closures?

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle
William Starkey, 6, looks inside the brown bag he picked up for breakfast with his father at King Middle School in Berkeley.

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how educators, parents, and students are dealing with school closures due to COVID-19.

Nearly 54 million students across the country are not in school. Many districts, including San Francisco Unified, have extended school closures through May 1st. This raises many challenges for lower-income families and those without resources like computers and Internet access at home. As schools use remote online learning, how are parents, students, and teachers adapting? 


Jill Tucker, K-12 education reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Susan Solomon, president of United Educators of San Francisco

Mari Villaluna, member of SF Families Union

Web Resources:

SF Chronicle: Bay Area teachers, parents fret over how to teach with coronavirus closures

Washington Post: Schools are shut, so how will kids learn amid the covid-19 pandemic?

Hechinger Report: Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools


NPR: Education Dept. Says Disability Laws Shouldn't Get In The Way Of Online Learning

Day care: www.dcyf.org/care 


Free meals for children 18 and younger from SFUSD: https://www.sfusd.edu/services/health-wellness/nutrition-school-meals

SFUSD Digital Learning Resources: https://www.sfusd.edu/learning/resources-learning/continuity-learning