School closed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(virus picture from here (en.wikipedia.org))
So, what are the prospects of our children doing distance learning this fall? What are the realities of students not being in Prince William County classrooms in August? What if our school board and the governor extend the virtual learning mandate until January, 2021? Each of these questions is serious and demands careful consideration.
A recent study by consulting firm McKinsey & Company suggests that disparity (among students) will grow. The study estimated that if schools were entirely online until January, on average white students would lose 6 months of learning, Hispanic students 9 months, Black students 10 months and low-income students more than a year during the time school buildings will have been closed for the pandemic
Though school teachers and parents expressed their desire to open schools in August, the Prince William school board opted otherwise. They…
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