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Joachim, 8, whose school was closed following the Coronavirus outbreak, does school exercises at home with his dad Pierre-Yves in Washington on March 20, 2020.  (ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

With schools out until at least the end of the school year, parents are finding themselves with a job they didn't ask for: teaching. Often while doing their own work from home. Some stick diligently to class schedules, others let the day pass without opening a book. Almost all are left with open questions: How much should we expect kids to be learning? Should I force them to do work against their will? Is it OK to have a week when you only teach how to make cupcakes? We've got a panel of experts to help, and we want to hear from you. How is school from home going?


Anya Kamenetz, lead digital education correspondent, NPR

Gever Tulley, founder, SF Brightworks

Alice Phillips, school counselor, Edna Brewer Middle School - Oakland

Christine Hatcher, Principal, Riverside Elementary School in West Contra Costa County