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Woodlawn Academy Assistant Principal Garland Whetzler brings a laptop to a student's family April 9, 2020. San Antonio ISD purchased 30,000 Chromebooks to facilitate online learning during COVID-19.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

At Woodlawn Academy on San Antonio’s West Side, cars lined up for blocks to pick up laptops on Thursday.

 As cars pulled up to the school, Assistant Principal Garland Whetzler took down student names and ID numbers and exchanged them for Google Chromebooks.

Last week, Governor Abbott ordered all Texas schools to close through April 3 to limit the spread of coronavirus and its disease COVID-19. The decision has caused a litany of problems, chief among them being how to effectively implement remote teaching and learning amid the public health crisis.