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Coronavirus: With online learning improved, should Bay Area kids return to class?

The Mercury News, Oct. 10, 2020

October 10, 2020

Coronavirus: With online learning improved, should Bay Area kids return to class?

“It varies district to district, but given the rapid turnaround to try to get on top of this, I think school districts and schools are doing a darn good job,” said Mark Warschauer, an education professor at the University of California, Irvine and director of its Online Learning Research Center. “That’s not to say everything is going swimmingly,” he said. “It’s probably going better than it was before for the older kids. For kindergarten, first grade, second grade, I think it’s still pretty hard. Many kids that age don’t have the patience to participate online for a long time.”