APRIL 10, 2020
BY SHANNON MAUGHAN, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
While schools are closed nationwide due to the pandemic, educational companies and publishers are rushing to offer digital resources for educators and families.
With the sudden closure of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, districts around the country are scrambling to figure out how to keep millions of students engaged and in learning mode while they’re at home. Challenges abound and vary widely from district to district, including equitable internet and device access, educator training, or a lack of digital materials and resources. Happily, educational companies as well as educational and trade publishers are part of the all-hands-on-deck response, quickly ramping up access to their existing digital resources and support, and also creating new ones to assist educators, parents, and students with distance learning. Here, we present a selection of those efforts.