School district leaders from around the U.S. rethink education, emphasize online learning

As education leaders mull how to bring students back to schools safely, they are also wrestling with how to better educate children who were falling behind before the pandemic.

Access to computers and the internet, especially in so-called “digital deserts,” is key to the long-term success of students, said the leaders of five of the largest districts in the country. The group discussed how they are serving students now and what they need going forward during a virtual Superintendents’ Roundtable. The national roundtable discussion includes two California superintendents from Oakland and Stockton Unified.

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