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Class of COVID-19

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Hundreds of thousands of Florida children have not been in a classroom for nearly a year. They've been learning through a screen — or not showing up for classes at all — because of the pandemic.

In January, tens of thousands of parents got letters from Florida school district leaders practically begging them to send their kids back to school. Learning remotely just wasn't working for these students, and they were falling behind. Failing.

The pandemic has been hard on nearly everyone, but it's worse for those who were already at a disadvantage. Without urgent solutions, COVID-19’s toll could be catastrophic for Florida’s most vulnerable students.

Florida Public Media's ongoing project called 'Class of COVID-19,' explores the Pandemic's impact on education.