‘There have been a lot of tears’: Coronavirus threatens to shut schools until the fall

Kansas was the first state to announce an early end to the school year because of the coronavirus, throwing everything from college admissions to kindergarten graduation into turmoil.

Kansas’ decision, which many expect to be followed soon by other states, raises concerns about the children whose routines and learning have been disrupted. “Their lives have been turned upside down,” said Kim Taylor, a first grade teacher in Victoria, Kansas.

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