Thousands of parents were thrust into the unofficial role of teacher this month when schools were shut down in an effort to slow the coronavirus pandemic. “Everybody is in the same boat right now. It’s not like your school is the only one that closed,” said Susan Russell, of South Elgin.
UK parents continue to struggle to balance work and homeschooling under new lockdown.
There are nearly 4,000 fewer students enrolled in Rhode Island public schools this year.