Parents, teachers say students are falling behind during remote learning

Across the U.S., school districts show a rising number of students with failing grades. In Houston, 42% of students received at least one F in the first grading period of this year.
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this evening in this pandemic to America's children now and what's happening in our schools. From New York to Texas to Minnesota, what we found tonight. In some places, failing grades, growing concern over students falling behind and we ask, what can be done? Here's Rachel Scott. Reporter: Tonight, some New York City classrooms open again under new guidelines, including random covid testing every week. I'm a little nervous about her going back to school. Reporter: But as the virus surges across the country, and many schools remain closed or on a hybrid model, parents and teachers anding the alarm on the crippling effects of remote learning. From schools in Illinois -- We know they are falling behind at rates that we are not satisfied with, we are not happy with it. It breaks our hearts. Open our schools! Reporter: To parents demanding schools open in coast to coast, school districts showing rising numbers of students with failing grades. In Houston, 42% of students received at least one F in the first grading period of the year. And in St. Paul, Minnesota, nearly 40% of grades for high schools students were Fs -- double the amount in a typical year. Those already disadvantaged hit particularly hard, magnifying inequalities for students of color and English learners. Like this junior in high school. I used to like math, but when all this started happening, like virtual learning, then I started hating math. You can't do math online, you Reporter: Tonight, some school districts are trying to figure out how to help those struggling students. This is really important and we will stay on this. Rachel Scott tonight, thank you.

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