EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Academics amid the pandemic have been adversely affected for students of all ages.
Third term grades coming out of middle schools across the Eau Claire Area School District found 70 percent of the D’s and F’s given can be attributed to its virtual courses.
In efforts to boost slipping grades, Delong Middle School Principal Michele Wiberg says the area schools have started giving more in-person support. Whether it be technology-guidance or just a lending hand.
“What we did is we tried to kind of help by bringing those students back more days sooner than when we all came back four days,” said Wiberg.
“We had them where they were then supervised by a teacher that would them help them and they would stay in their virtual classes in that cohort C, but somebody was there to help them with logistics of the technology making sure they were signing into their classes on time.”
Wiberg says the silver lining of this past year has been the multitude of new teaching methods they will be able to carry forward and build upon for the upcoming school year.