The back-to-school season is in full swing amidst a global pandemic that’s seen US COVID-19 infections rise to 4.86 million in early August.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that around 7 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have been among children younger than 18, though one reason for this may be because most US schools shut down in March when COVID-19 took hold globally.
In the coming months, this theory will be put to the test as 13,500 school districts debate between remote learning, in-person instruction, or a hybrid approach as they return to school in the fall.
The CDC’s guidelines to keep schools safe ask K-12 school administrators to consider “COVID-19 transmission rates in the immediate community and in the communities in which students, teachers, and staff live,” yet some of the communities hardest hit by COVID-19 are the ones sending kids back to the physical classroom.
- How you can bring pandemic tech into post-pandemic learning - July 4, 2022
- 6 tips to begin an elementary esports program in your school - July 4, 2022
- How esports promotes inclusion and belonging - July 1, 2022