All IN / Indiana's Schools are Closed. What Now?
March 24, 2020
All Indiana schools have been ordered to close until May 1, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. And whether they remain closed longer than that is anybody’s guess.
What does this mean for students? How can their education continue from home? Can it continue in an equitable way? We talk about some of the major adjustments schools have made in a short period of time, and what lasting impact those changes might have moving forward.
Produced by Maggie Gelon.
Education Reporter, WFYI
Emma Kate Fittes
State Education Reporter, Chalkbeat Indiana
Superintendent, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
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