Local schools go online
Some of the area’s many schools detail their out-of-the-building strategies
As far back as any of us can remember — no, much farther back then that, way past living memory and historic memory — being in school meant being together, in a class, with other people.
Sure, there were correspondence courses, and more recently online classes, but those were outliers, exceptions, not rules. Education started with little kids going off to school — think teary mothers putting brave, excited little kids on big yellow school buses, or for a specifically Jewish image, there’s the romanticized one of the tiny boy licking honey from the first letter he learns his first day of cheder.