How will Johnny and Jane learn to read this year? That depends on where they live.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many states are letting local school districts make their own decisions on whether to go fully online, in person or a combination of the two.
But some governors have issued statewide orders to close schools or delay opening, or to offer in-person learning. These decisions have sparked widespread controversies, with people from nearly every sector of society voicing approval or disapproval.
Education Week has taken a comprehensive, continuously updated look at the school situation state by state. We focus here on states with statewide mandates either to open schools or to delay in-person instruction.