Survey: Parents overwhelmingly support educators during pandemic
Angel Reyes, left, and Joshua Ponce hold up signs as Mesquite Elementary School kindergarten teacher Ann Townsend passes by during a neighborhood parade Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. Townsend and other Mesquite staff members cruised through neighborhoods in their decorated vehicles, honking horns and showing the school's students how much they are missed during the current shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Joshua is a fourth-grader at the school. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)
When the coronavirus pandemic forced school buildings across the country to close the doors in March, educators reacted quickly, not only to continue students’ education, but help them stay fed, supported and healthy. Teachers moved their classes online, cafeteria workers are preparing and distributing meals at grab-and-go stations, and school nurses are volunteering at hospitals and conducting virtual wellness checks.
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