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Balancing Kids' Academic Achievement And Emotional Health

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Janelle Scott
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Janelle Scott , Professor at UC Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education

After the big disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 17 months, parents and teachers are wondering- how much learning was lost by students being online only?

Studies have suggested that the pandemic slowed student’s academic progress, but a new paper by UC Berkeley scholars is asking educators and parents not to obsess over catching up academically. They say there’s more to think about.

One of those scholars is professor Janelle Scott. We'll hear why she thinks educators should focus on the emotional wellbeing of students.