Meet five Baldwin County educators and learn a little about how they and their school district are meeting the challenges of school closures, distance learning, and all that it means for students and educators. When schools first closed due to COVID-19, PAGE surveyed our members to find out how educators and schools were dealing with the early days of the crisis. More than 15,000 educators responded. Among the survey findings, educators from a few districts indicated they believed their district, schools, and peers were doing everything possible to meet student needs. Baldwin County was one of those districts. Even with issues of student poverty, limited technology resources, and no prior emphasis on preparation for distance learning, educators were rising to the challenge. Baldwin County is a public charter school system of about 5,200 students in central Georgia. Milledgeville is the county seat — 40 miles east of Macon and 100 miles southeast of Atlanta. The district’s student body is majority black at 67 percent of enrollment and 93 percent of all students qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch. Dr. Noris Price, superintendent of schools, praises her educators for responding to the needs of the community, and for their heart for kids.
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