How one New York school switched to online learning during coronavirus closure

When coronavirus began spreading in New York, SAR High School in the Bronx took rapid measures to begin education around distance learning, before the virus spread to the county. Although the transition hasn't been without obstacles, the prioritization of providing teachers a series of how-to guides, has allowed teachers to maintain orderliness to their classes and also offer other services via video conference such as sitting Shiva.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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