With remote schooling comes a steep learning curve

School’s in, and for more than a week the children in the Bray household have been hunched over laptops, dialed into their digital classrooms. While it is too early to say whether they’re learning anything, it’s been quite an education for me.



a person sitting at a desk in front of a computer: Chloe Pickering, 7, of New Bedford, is in a remote learning class as she sits in the living room, tucked at a desk in the corner.


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Chloe Pickering, 7, of New Bedford, is in a remote learning class as she sits in the living room, tucked at a desk in the corner.

I’ve learned that our teachers and school administrators in Brockton are a lot better prepared for online learning than they were back in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic drove our children out of their classrooms. I’ve also learned that for all of their efforts, they’re not quite ready for the challenges of remote schooling. And neither am I.

I’m still sorting through the glitches and limitations of remote-schooling software. Flaky video conferencing, for instance, or the need

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