Teaching helps to ensure essential learning. The closure of schools since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis deprives children and youth of opportunities for development and improvement.
The impacts of this decision are likely to be major, particularly for vulnerable students, especially disadvantaged students, who generally have access to fewer educational opportunities outside the school setting.
Students with learning difficulties may also be particularly affected when there is a prolonged interruption in school. The burden of catching up after a period of prolonged inactivity may precipitate dropping out of school for some.
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