Day: May 4, 2020

Curbing the Spread of COVID-19, Anxiety, and Learning Loss for Youth Behind Bars – Inside School Research

As educators and leaders juggle remote learning schedules, food distribution, and how to get kindergartners to sit still on Zoom meetings, there’s one particularly vulnerable group of students in danger of falling off the education radar: students in the juventile justice system.

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in pre- and post-trial correctional facilities across the United States, and the challenges of social distancing for students in regular districts—uneven educational resources and learning loss, anxiety and trauma, isolation from friends and family—are all massively compounded for students behind bars.

“It’s not a new normal, it’s a new abnormal,” said Christine Jones, the

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