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Home Education Response to COVID-19 Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children

Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children

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Story Source: KQED ~ Go to Original Article

Four out of 10 of the poorest U.S. students are accessing remote learning as little as once a week or less, according to a new survey from ParentsTogether, an advocacy group. By contrast, for families making more than $100,000 a year, 83% of kids are doing distance learning every day, with the majority engaged over two hours a day, the survey found.

The nation’s schools shut down in-person learning in mid-March, and only a few states, including Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, have experimented with opening classroom doors since then. From the beginning, experts in distance learning warned that it can magnify inequities, with the most able and highly advantaged learners humming along while learners who need more support fall far behind……………………………………………………..