The ripple effects of COVID-19 have thrust the world into uncertain times, and especially schools and students. As K–12 educators try to adjust to a new reality, many stories in the media note a tension between maintaining academic expectations while also supporting students’ basic needs. But these priorities don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Students can and should continue their learning during stay-at-home mandates. But getting remote learning to work well requires feedback loops between schools and families.