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School's Out for the Summer: Parents Worry about Social-Emotional Impacts of Closures
From the blog: "As the school year closes, parents are experiencing complex emotions: relief that the remote learning roller coaster has ended, gratitude for the educators who have worked tirelessly these last few months, and worry about the future. Parents worry—not only about the potential academic loss for students across the country, but about the social-emotional and mental health impacts. In a recent survey by Parents Union, 61 percent of parents indicated they worry about their children missing important social interactions at school or with friends, and 54 percent worry if their children will stay on track in school so they are ready for the next grade. CRPE interviewed 33 parents over the last month about their remote learning experiences: the message is consistent and clear and aligns with national parent surveys. Parents we spoke with are worried about the social-emotional impacts of this pandemic—the lack of social opportunities available to their children, and the mental health impacts. This concern was even stronger from families with students with disabilities."