online education

When schools shut down last March in response to the emerging pandemic, local schools were sent into a tailspin.

A new report gives more insight into how Wisconsin’s schools responded to the statewide shutdown.

Last year in January, students attended school like normal.

They played on playgrounds, read books and practiced math – all without a mask.

But this was before COVID-19 sped through the United States and ground normal activities to a halt.


Since Gov. Evers mandated the closure of schools on Mar. 13, educators have been scrambling to teach remotely. In the Northwoods, the level of instruction varies considerably based primarily on the availability of high-speed internet in the households of students.