COVID-19: Community Voices
Students and parents open up about life and learning while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 27, 2020
With schools closed across the country because of the COVID-19 outbreak, families are being forced to adapt to challenges few could have planned for. For many students, school has moved online or to other distance-learning models, while others are left without school for the time being. Parents, meanwhile, must adapt to new economic uncertainties and, often, homeschooling their children. With so much change happening so quickly, we are checking in with regularly with students and their parents or guardians to hear how they are coping with these challenges and adjusting to their new normal.
More Bonding Time, Even If Life Can Be Overwhelming
For online school, this single mom sets up all five of her kids in her bedroom, with chairs pulled up to bureaus, nightstands, and any hard surface available.
So Many Missed Milestones for High School Seniors
Forget downtime: High school senior Aaliyah is working part-time during the pandemic while applying for scholarships and crafting her graduation speech.
‘I Walked Out of My High School for the Last Time Without Knowing It’
A high school senior shares all the feelings that come with approaching a big milestone in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lifeguarding Dreams Put on Hold by the Pandemic
Two Las Vegas high school juniors and aspiring lifeguards offer a glimpse of their lives now that school is closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
More Coronavirus School Closure Resources
- COVID-19 Education Resource Hub: Find resources to support students through the COVID-19 pandemic
- Direct to Community Giving: Help fund worthy projects to support students and communities, or request donations for your needs
- All COVID-19 Stories: See all our stories on how the Teach For America network is responding to COVID-19 and supporting students through the pandemic