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Clark County School District reports a rise in failing grades amid distance learning

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Posted at 12:11 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 10:30:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The report cards are in and distance learning is proving to be a struggle for many students in Southern Nevada.

The Clark County School District is reporting a rise in failing grades this year for almost every grade level.

During the fall 2020 semester, the Clark County School District says 90.4% of comprehensive schools assigned more F grades than in the fall of 2019 and 77.2% of schools assigned more D grades this year than last.

Elementary schools also ranked highest for most students with at least one first semester grade of an F.

RELATED: CCSD will not be returning to school buildings this semester

Tutor John Bruchhagen of Infinity The Math Institute says changes to learning due to the pandemic has been frustrating for all.

“I have kids that do the homework but not turned in the right way. The communication between the student and teacher is lacking,” Bruchhagen said.

Supplemental help is not new to the education process and with continued remote learning Bruchhagen says it’s really needed now.

“All kids need just a little bit of special attention and to be explained a certain way when they don’t understand something and you don’t get that from distance learning,” said Bruchhagen.

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CCSD is set to hold a board meeting regarding COVID-19 and distance learning on Thursday.