Readers may also be interested in: "Identifying factors related to school closures due to COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa region" with free access at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2022.102560 (Carr et al., 2022; International Journal of Educational Development).
How can schools respond long-term to COVID 19?
With COVID-19 considered by many experts to be endemic, the likelihood of persistent and incomparable academic and social-emotional disruption for school-aged children is extraordinary. School professionals have also been adversely impacted. Many children and families, prior to the pandemic, dealt with enduring adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
including domestic turbulence and financial, food, and housing insecurity. The disruption of the past two school years, and the possibility of ongoing school disruption, exacerbates these challenges. The recommendations herein are designed to address the expected long-term effects of the ongoing pandemic within the educational setting.