The risk that students could arrive at school with the coronavirus

Many districts will start the school year remotely. … But decisions on remote learning come with their own concerns, said Greg J. Duncan, an education professor at the University of California, Irvine. . Studies have shown that younger children and those in lower-income districts do not learn as well online as they do in person. For lower-income children, that gap in learning can persist, he said. Wealthy families, which have more resources and workarounds, will be far more risk-averse than others, Dr. Duncan said.