She's one of 110 girls in a boarding program run by the Veerni Institute in India. When lockdowns hit, they were sent home to their villages, where child marriage is rampant.
The largest U.S. school district will reopen this fall with no option for virtual classes. Chancellor Meisha Porter says 70,000 employees have already been vaccinated, "and we need our children back."
Many school districts across the country have reported big downturns in attendance as they've shifted to remote learning. Some students have dropped off the map entirely.