Survey: Parents worry remote learning will negatively impact child’s education

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EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A survey of Massachusetts parents finds about half feel this current school year is having a negative impact on their kids in terms of academics.

The recent survey put out by MassINC, found parents with kids in K through 12 are describing this school year as difficult. With 49 percent of parents feeling it’s having a negative impact on their child’s mental and emotional health as well as their social and behavioral skills.

Sally DeJesus of Easthampton was able to take a leave from work thanks to a federal grant. She told 22News while she and her child prefer to stay remote, she does feel like they’re missing out on that in-person experience.

“I feel like everyone has a right to be safe and healthy. Students as well as teachers, and staff but it stinks that students can’t really have that school experience, in-person experience, and be together,” Sally expressed.

Like many school districts, Easthampton High School will be going fully remote Monday.

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