Report Card explores how the pandemic has exacerbated and brought attention to issues of inequity in public education, as schools across the nation turn to distance-learning methods that leave large swaths of students at a clear disadvantage. Focusing on public schools in and around San Francisco’s Mission District, which has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city and in California, where the Latinx population has been disproportionately affected, the project applies an innovative, multi-platform approach to highlight the unseen hurdles that students in underserved communities face throughout the school year. The work appears in Mission Local, an independent, bilingual news site.
A high school counselor talks about the incredible challenges many of his students are facing due to the pandemic.
As Abby lives in isolation in San Francisco's Mission District and does her learning online, she dreams of space and being an astronaut.
Food insecurity has soared during the pandemic, but Alamo City drivers in Texas came up with a solution: Get meals to the hungry.
At the start of the pandemic, Cielo’s family was forced to close their empanada business. The San Francisco high school student tells her family’s story in this graphic memoir.