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The risk that students could arrive at school with the coronavirus

The New York Times, July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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.