The Debate: Masks in Schools

As summer draws to a close, fall brings unique challenges. The surge of COVID-19 cases, instigated by the Delta variant, has heavily impacted the beginning of the new school year. In July, the CDC recommended that all students and staff wear masks in schools, regardless of vaccination status. The nature of this statement as a… Continue reading The Debate: Masks in Schools

Reopening the Schools – Weighing the Risks

In-person and online learning takes place in Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Connecticut. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

For nearly a year, schools in the United States have adapted to the pandemic by utilizing distance-learning models with varying success levels. Many studies indicate that the interruption to in-person learning has drastically affected standardized test scores, graduation rates, absenteeism, and social development for all students. The heaviest toll falls on Black, Hispanic, and low-income… Continue reading Reopening the Schools – Weighing the Risks