school closures


LISTEN: How do school closures really impact children and parents?

Parents, health professionals and teachers discuss the impact of virtual school on children, the real risk of the virus for kids and how to weigh all considerations
An empty schoolyard in Kingston, Ont., on Jan. 4, 2022 (Lars Hagberg/CP)

The cruel, ridiculous reality of ’virtual learning’

Shannon Proudfoot: What does online school actually look like? It’s an impossible balancing act that’s ruining kids and parents alike. And it’s not okay.
Vacant desks at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Could the school year be over because of coronavirus?

Parents, teachers and students are considering the possibility that class is out for the year. But that doesn’t mean the kids have to stop learning.