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Distance learning has many Clark County students not making the grade

More Clark County students getting at least one F as remote learning drags on, motivation falls off

By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer
Published: January 24, 2021, 6:05am
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Freshman Jaydyn Clark, 14, from left, joins fellow student Adelita Spears-Diaz and teacher Stacey Oman as they do classwork in person at Legacy High School. Local school districts have welcomed students deemed academically at-risk for in-person assistance in remote learning. Legacy has 15 to 20 students daily working in small groups at the school since September. Spears-Diaz, a sophomore, said she prefers working at school than home for remote learning.
Freshman Jaydyn Clark, 14, from left, joins fellow student Adelita Spears-Diaz and teacher Stacey Oman as they do classwork in person at Legacy High School. Local school districts have welcomed students deemed academically at-risk for in-person assistance in remote learning. Legacy has 15 to 20 students daily working in small groups at the school since September. Spears-Diaz, a sophomore, said she prefers working at school than home for remote learning. "The environment is better," she said, and "it helps me learn better." (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

An alarming number of Clark County high school students are on track to fail classes when the first semester ends this week, bolstering evidence that distance education on computer screens has not worked for many students.

Local school districts’ academic performance data requested by The Columbian mirrors a national trend of higher-than-average failure rates among students in grades nine to 12 during the pandemic.

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