How to build a better (virtual) school year

These 6 lessons from 2020 can help parents better navigate the upcoming semester.

As students return to school this month after a much-needed winter break, they’ll bring with them lots of lessons honed during a rough 2020 school year filled with challenges and inconsistencies.

Parents have learned a lot, too. And as much as things might be different from how they once were, experts says what won’t change in the year ahead is a need for parent-supported learning.

“With the pandemic entering subsequent waves and swells around the world, it’s unrealistic to think schools will return to ‘normal’ this school year,” says Karen Bryant, a middle school principal from Gaithersburg, Maryland. “It presents unique challenges to parents raising and educating children.”

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