How COVID is affecting children’s mental health: Shortwave: NPR

Students wearing masks board a school bus outside a school in Manhattan on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in New York City.

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Students wearing masks board a school bus outside a school in Manhattan on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in New York City.

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It’s likely that the past week has been tough if you’re going to school or a family with kids trying to navigate school, either virtually or in person. Thousands of schools across the country have switched to remote learning. Others have changed testing protocols, are seeing staff and students sick while trying to stay open amid this latest surge. NPR health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee and NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz talk to All things Considered host Ailsa Chang on the effects on children’s education and mental health.

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This story was edited by Rebecca Davis (Science Desk), Lauren Migaki (Education Desk) and Courtney Dorning (All Things Considered). Karen Zamora was the producer of All Things Considered and Gisele Grayson of Short Wave.

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