ACTIONABLE RESEARCH ON GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS

Schools are deciding when to close again due to COVID as teens continue to be apprehensive about returning. 

Schools are deciding when to close again due to COVID as teens continue to be apprehensive about returning. As schools finalize their reopening plans for the fall, many districts are struggling how to address when to close if staff and students fall ill with the virus, and if COVID cases are to surge again. However, according to a Junior Achievement survey, the majority of students aren’t exactly excited to return in the first place. The report found that 66% of 13-17-year-olds are concerned about attending school in-person this fall, while 71% say their parents or caregivers are concerned about them attending in-person. Twenty-six percent reported that they would prefer to have a “blended schedule” where they attend a few days a week, while 30% say they would prefer classes exclusively online. Our Gen Z’s Education Interrupted report found only 39% of middle and high schoolers said they would feel comfortable going back to school when a vaccine is available. (WSJ, PRNewswire)