Since the coronavirus began to spread in the United States, journalists covering K-12 education have been on the front lines, following the zigzagging story of school closures and how local and state officials are responding to the pandemic.
“This is the most important story in the country right now,” said Kenya Hunter, who covers education for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia. “This isn’t just about schools being opened. What are parents going to do? There are some people who can’t work virtually — what are they going to do?”