More than 60% of the world’s students are no longer receiving their typical education, according to UNESCO. Because of the novel coronavirus, school in 186 countries closed down-some for the remainder of the academic year.
Nearly 1.3 billion students were stuck at home after their school year was suddenly interrupted. Students began trying to navigate distance learning. With little notice, teachers switched to virtual classrooms. Parents took on new roles as homeschooling became the norm.