Open Idaho Schools

Open Idaho Schools

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Haley Kristovich started this petition to Governor Brad Little

This is a petition to reopen schools in Idaho for the 2020-2021 school year. We, as parents, believe that schools should open 5 days a week with the option for parents who don’t feel safe to keep their kids home for online learning. The majority of us parents don’t have the means to keep kids home and help them with their education.

Directly from the CDC website: A survey of 477 school districts by the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education found that, “far too many schools are leaving learning to chance.”

Many low-income families do not have the capacity to facilitate distance learning (e.g. limited or no computer access, limited or no internet access), and may have to rely on school-based services that support their child’s academic success.  A study by researchers at Brown and Harvard Universities assessed how 800,000 students used Zearn, an online math program, both before and after schools closed in March 2020.[15]  Data showed that through late April, student progress in math decreased by about half, with the negative impact more pronounced in low-income zip codes.

Additionally, extended closures can be harmful to children’s mental health and can increase the likelihood that children engage in unhealthy behaviors.

See what the CDC says for itself! 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/reopening-schools.html

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