Going to School May be Worth the Risk

Most parents and kids are not happy to continue online learning. and many area parents and students are hoping to return to in-school learning in the fall. So is the American Association of Pediatrics that state the importance of in-person learning is well-documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring. Pediatrician Dr. Ari Brown agrees that in-school is better. "There are advantages academically - and also social reasons as well as more fitness activity. There are students who at home suffer food insecurity."

Some Teachers Won't Return to School

Recently the American Association of Pediatrics suggests that in-person school is the way to go. Dr. Brown agrees. "The risk versus the benefit - at this point - appears to weigh on the side of children going to school if possible." Dr. Brown says scientific research backs their possession. "Current data suggests that child-to-child transmission of the Coronavirus compared to other viruses that we know a lot about like influenza, does not seem nearly as easily transmissible.

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Home schooling = not happy

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