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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: Poorer Schools Less Safe During Pandemic

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The Connecticut Education Association has released a report citing disparities in both the quality of education and safety between rich and poor school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the lowest performing districts in the state, less than half of the teachers say their classrooms were disinfected daily compared to over 60 percent of teachers in higher performing districts.

Nearly half of all teachers say they’re not given enough PPE like masks.

CEA President Jeff Leake says these issues needed to be addressed to keep school communities safe.

The survey also highlighted problems such as poor air ventilation, and shortages of learning resources and technology for distance learning.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.