Under COVID-19, Indiana districts launch virtual schools. Can they succeed where some for-profit operators failed?

by Emma Kate Fittes
July 28, 2020

Richard Brown was one of the thousands of Indiana parents faced with a difficult decision this month — weighing the psychological, educational, and social benefits of sending his two children back to school against the risk to the entire family’s health.

“We’ve got one shot to get this right,” Brown said, “If we make the wrong decision and one or both of our sons contracts this disease, scientifically, it’s not settled what the long-term effects on their health could be.”

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