As the battle with COVID-19 continues and we daily thank our courageous health care and essential workers, Kansas teachers also need our thanks. They rose to the occasion and kept learning alive.
With the future still unclear, teachers now are envisioning what will become the “new normal” return to school. What changes for health safety and preparedness will be necessary? What federal funding will come? What state budget cuts may occur?
When schools closed, teachers rushed to completely transition classes to virtual learning and take-home packets for students. Currently they keep personal contact to instruct and mentor students through texting, email, phone calls and Zoom.