How COVID Is Affecting Kids' Mental Health : Short Wave It's likely the last week has been rough if you're either going to school or in a family with kids trying to navigate school, be it virtual or in person. Thousands of schools around the country have shifted to remote learning. Others have changed testing protocols, are seeing staff and students out sick while trying to stay open during the midst of this latest surge. NPR health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee and NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz talk to All Things Considered host Ailsa Chang about the effects on both kids' education and their mental health.

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How COVID Is Affecting Kids' Mental Health

How COVID Is Affecting Kids' Mental Health

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It's likely the last week has been rough if you're either going to school or in a family with kids trying to navigate school, be it virtual or in person. Thousands of schools around the country have shifted to remote learning. Others have changed testing protocols, are seeing staff and students out sick while trying to stay open during the midst of this latest surge. NPR health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee and NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz talk to All Things Considered host Ailsa Chang about the effects on both kids' education and their mental health.

Please feel free to e-mail us at shortwave@npr.org.

This story was edited by Rebecca Davis (Science Desk), Lauren Migaki (Education Desk) and Courtney Dorning (All Things Considered). Karen Zamora was the producer for All Things Considered, and Gisele Grayson for Short Wave.