Schools across Kentucky are shut down for the remainder of the academic year because of COVID-19, and most students are adapting to virtual learning.
But students who were already struggling, or have English as a second or third language, are at-risk for falling behind.
Educators in Owensboro Public Schools, like teachers across the nation, are increasing communication to keep at-risk students engaged.
Estes Elementary in Owensboro, which has students in preschool through 5th grade, has about 100 "English Learners." Those students are dealing with the combined challenges of language and the loss of in-person instruction in the classroom.