About School Closures and Openings

Last week, Anna sent me a link to one article in the Y TImes, which talked about the schools in Rhode Island: the only Democratic state where schools stayed in-person thought the whole time of the pandemic. 

I wanted to write in-depth about this article, but it is massive, and I feel that I will never have time to write about it in detail. 

I still feel that I should say something about it, especially in connection with the Chicago Public Schools situation, which just got resolved (at least we hope so!) after many weeks of the standoff. 

Here is the link to the article. It re-iterates that every day the child is not in school does some damage and that all efforts should be made to keep the schools open. On the other hand, it does not mean that kids in schools do not pose any risk, and most of the article is dedicated to how the damage can be mitigated. No sugarcoating, very balanced, and very thoughtful analysis. And a must-read for those who what to understand the situation with in-person learning

2 thoughts on “About School Closures and Openings

  1. Про школы. Пока только в одной земле из 16ти.
    Берлинский сенат принял решение разрешить ученикам повторить учебный год 20-21. Школьники с 1 по 10 классы при желании могут снова сесть за парты (если снимут ограничения) и лучше изучить школьную программу, пропущенную из-за карантина. Для этого родителям необходимо подать письменное заявление директорам школ. Консультация с администрацией учебного заведения обязательна.
    К этому решению ассоциация директоров школ относится скептически. Они опасаются «организационной катастрофы», переполненных классов и нехватки персонала для новых «повторяющих» классов.

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