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Rural Schools Struggle With Road Ahead In Era Of Coronavirus


At the Bruneau-Grandview School District in rural southern Idaho, a couple dozen teachers are crowded into the small library. They’re doing a refresher training for online teaching. In person-classes are scheduled to begin Monday, but with coronavirus cases continuing to rise in Idaho and other states, it’s an open question for how long.

In a small rural school like this, teachers like Maya Davis will be expected to work in both worlds.

“That will be a little bit challenging to navigate because teaching online itself was a full-time job, and obviously teaching in a classroom is a full-time job,” Davis said. “But we’re just making it work.”