On a warm morning back in June, Hossanna Pacheco stared excitedly at her computer screen. The Los Angeles 11-year-old was achieving her first educational milestone — graduating 5th grade — and she was doing it over Zoom.
This week, like hundreds of thousands of students across Los Angeles, she started school from a Chromebook in her living room.
Hossanna is excited to be in middle school. But her mom, Mireya Pacheco, is not as excited.
“I’m worried,” Pacheco said. “I don’t know how we will do it.”