School closures disproportionately hit disadvantaged students in the US

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School closures disproportionately hit disadvantaged students in the US

A study analyzing the distribution of school closures due to COVID concludes that racial minorities, students in need and with already poor academic performance have been more likely engaged in remote schooling since September 2020.

The uneven distribution of school closures in the US since September 2020 threatens to exacerbate regional, racial and class-based divides in educational performance, according to research by Zachary Parolin, of Bocconi University’s Department of Social and Political Science, recently published in Nature Human Behavior.

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