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Impact Of School Closures

Graciela Leahy, 13, an eighth-grader at the Columbus Gifted Academy, works on her computer in her bedroom, in Columbus, Feb. 23, 2021, to begin a stretch of nearly six straight hours at her desk.
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Graciela Leahy, 13, an eighth-grader at the Columbus Gifted Academy, works on her computer in her bedroom, in Columbus, Feb. 23, 2021, to begin a stretch of nearly six straight hours at her desk.

Ohio in March 2020 became the first state in the U.S. to close schools to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Other states quickly followed suit, leading to a sustained period of remote instruction and disrupted learning.

Fast-forward to 2022 and schools again confront the highly contagious omicron variant, severe staff shortages and difficult decisions over in-person learning versus remote classes.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we take a look at the lessons learned from the 2020 school shutdowns and how that impacts school-closure decisions.

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