Learning took a hit on families across all walks of life, as the world learned more about COVID-19
CALIFORNIA, USA — It was Friday the 13 last March when many students in the Sacramento region were sent home.
“They didn’t realize that they weren’t going to come back, you know? That was really hard for them because there was no warning,” said Dr. Denise Sweeney of Granite Bay, a mother of two teen boys.
What was supposed to be two weeks off turned into a year of confusion. Learning took a hit as the world learned more about COVID-19.
“This whole year, has been a big blur,” said Dana Maeshia of South Sacramento. As a literacy advocate, she says distance learning hit some families harder than others, and communities must help children who fell further behind amid the pandemic, as they start returning to school.
“We’re going to have a group of young people who more than just missed the prom, or missed the graduation. The little folks who were already struggling, they’re going to be struggling that much more,” Maeshia said.
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