We don’t know exactly what the fall will look like for schools. It will surely vary by location. Some districts will open schools with social distancing measures. Others may begin the year with remote learning or a hybrid approach. At the foundation, we’re focused on supporting states and districts as they make the decisions that are right for them. We’re working with partners like The Council of Chief State School Officers and other organizations to provide general guidance and tools for states and districts as they make critical decisions related to instruction, social and emotional supports, and administrative challenges such as scheduling with safeguards in place.
Beyond that, there are a few challenges we’re focused on in response to this new environment.