Educators and families have gone to great lengths to ensure students continue learning while at home. But the reality is hard to ignore: Computers and worksheets can’t replace the classroom. Students are losing critical days of instruction. Access and opportunity gaps that existed before are widening.
To recover from that loss, we must invest in the people who know students best — principals and their teacher teams. Four school leadership experts discuss the central role of principals in welcoming students back to schools that may be forever changed.