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Romesh Ratnesar

The Problem: Remote Learning Doesn’t Work For All Students

A middle-school principal embraces the challenge of helping students thrive online.   

Pandemic pioneers. 

Pandemic pioneers. 

Photo courtesy of Mashea Ashton

Q: Nearly every state in the country ordered schools closed last spring, and tens of millions of public-school students will continue learning online this fall. The question on the minds of many Americans is, how can we promote remote learning that actually works for all students? 

The public charter school you run in Washington, D.C., halted in-person instruction in March. How did your school handle the shutdown and shift to virtual learning?