'N Toename in studente-selfmoorde het die vyfde grootste Amerikaanse skooldistrik aangespoor om die terugkeer na persoonlik leer te bespoedig

Die vyfde grootste distrik in die Verenigde State bespoedig sy plan om studente terug te bring vir persoonlik leer na 'n toename in studente-selfmoorde.

Nevada’s Clark County School District, wat het meer as 326,000 studente enrolled, has been fully remote since March 2020 — when the Covid-19 pandemic began. In the nine months since March, daar was 19 student suicides in the district, a school official confirmed to CNN. In the year before, there were only nine.
The district did not give evidence of a direct link between the deaths and remote learning. Egter, six students died by suicide between March 16 en Junie 30, en 12 students died between July 1 en Desember 31. There was one more death earlier this month, a district official confirmed to CNN on Monday.
Citing in part social and emotional wellness, the Clark County Board of Trustees voted unanimously to start bringing students back for in-person learning at a meeting on January 14.
    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be very challenging for education,” said Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara. “We will continue to make the health and safety of students and staff a top priority. As we continue to look at the academic and health crisis that the pandemic has caused, I believe that the plan proposed provides the first steps in returning our students and educators to the classroom.
    The district has an early warning system put in place to help monitor student’s mental health and well-being. With the help of that system, students have received more than 4,300 virtual wellness checks and more than 1,400 in-person wellness checks. Suicide protocols were initiated 30 times since March 2020, Volgens a report put out by the district.
    The district’s report also outlined the strain long-term remote learning is having on students academically, wat dit vermeld 90.4% of schools have given more Fs this year than the previous year, en 77.2% of schools gave more Ds than last year. Among those who got an F during the Fall semester, 11.2% of them earned all As and Bs in the Fall of 2019.
    As Covid-19 cases climb across the country, school districts are faced with an impossible dilemma of protecting student mental health by returning to the classroom or physical health by keeping them home.
    In Oktober, a group of researchers warned about the mental health consequences of Covid-19, predicting a second wave of issues like increased deaths from suicide and drug overdoses.
    Egter, some teachers in the US have died from the viruswhich has led to a push from some educators to move to all-virtual classes.
      In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Tuesday, researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that the kind of spread seen in crowded offices and long-term care facilities has not been reported in schools.
      In-school transmission has occurred, but the het navorsers gesê there is little evidence that it contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission.

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