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‘Home school’ is the new reality for Illinois families. Teachers: Help make it better.

Illinois schools have closed amid the new coronavirus outbreak until March 31, but leaders are already signaling that closures could last longer as the number of confirmed cases in the state rises.

Schools sent home paper packets of enrichment activities for students on Monday, and many teachers have included website links and online activities. But parents say it feels overwhelming to suddenly be cast into overseeing home schooling, and they are looking for all the guidance they can get.

In this unprecedented moment, and with so many families homebound, Chalkbeat wants to know: What websites, activities, and resources do teachers recommend the most for families stuck at home? How can parents, older siblings, and other relatives be effective instructors in this unprecedented time? And for teachers with their own children, how do you effectively engage them, and what resources are you finding work the best?

Please tell us in the quick survey below. We plan to publish a broad sampling of responses with the goal of helping families.