Educators plead for patience amid pandemic

Online learning and socially distanced classrooms both challenge teachers

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 21, 2020 8:29 PM CT | Published: September 21, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Snowden School third-grader Cooper Tate, 8, writes down sentences during virtual learning on Wednesday, Sept. 16.&nbsp;Learning virtually has been difficult for Cooper, said his mother, Sara Corum. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s struggling to learn the technology because he&rsquo;s never had to know it before,&rdquo; she said.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Snowden School third-grader Cooper Tate, 8, writes down sentences during virtual learning on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Learning virtually has been difficult for Cooper, said his mother, Sara Corum. “He’s struggling to learn the technology because he’s never had to know it before,” she said. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

And, at local private schools, students give each other ‘air hugs’ and each lunch at their desks, as everyone tries to adjust. 

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coronavirus Shelby County Schools Bartlett City Schools David Stephens Jerica Phillips Germantown Municipal Schools Jason Manuel Albert Throckmorton St. Mary’s Episcopal School Memphis Association of Independent Schools Wayne Dowdy Melrose High School Snowden School Penny Schwinn
Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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