In the beginning, when Westport schools closed abruptly, we were assured they would reopen in two weeks.
That stretched to four, then through the entire semester. So we turned our attention to fall. It seemed inconceivable that school could not reopen then; the only question was what it would look like. Now the first day of school is less than a month away. So many questions remain unanswered, from transportation and lunch to scheduling and childcare for teachers’ own kids. It is slowly dawning on us that “education” as we know it has changed not just for a couple of months in the spring, but perhaps forever.