Distance learning during COVID-19: Seven equity considerations for schools and districts.

Government officials are taking swift public health actions to slow the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of March, statewide school closures affected 55.1 million K-12 public school students across our country.[1] Over 20 million of these students live within the seventeen states covered by the Southern Education Foundation, and a majority of these students live in poverty.[2] While school closures affect all students, students from underserved communities feel this impact even greater.

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