A photo taken on May 12 of a school in San Jose, Calif. A recent survey found that 94% of school superintendents said they were not ready to  announce their plans for when they would resume in-person instruction.

A photo taken on May 12 of a school in San Jose, Calif. A recent survey found that 94% of school superintendents said they were not ready to announce their plans for when they would resume in-person instruction.

Most American children have not stepped into a classroom since mid-March, when concerns over the coronavirus shuttered schools across the country.

Now, with COVID-19 rates rising throughout the United States, school districts are scrambling to plan how to reopen – some scheduled to do so as early as next month. But big questions remain about how to balance the risk of the virus with the impact on school children and their parents of keeping schools closed.

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  • Dana Goldstein National correspondent, The New York Times; author of "The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession"

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