The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly forums are open to all and
provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.
Next Month's Program: March 10, 2021
How Has the Pandemic Impacted Student Learning & Well-Being?
Arlington children and adolescents have faced the effects of school closures for nearly a year now. In addition to switching to virtual learning, social and out-of-home activities have been
canceled or reduced significantly. As a result, many students have experienced an increase in stress and reduction in support when outside of the classroom setting. Yet others report only being
mildly affected and seem to have adapted well.
What have we learned about what is needed to support students during the pandemic? What long-term effects might this “learning loss” have on children and families? How should Arlington Public
Schools and the broader community respond to these challenges?