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For Some Students with Learning Disabilities, Distance Learning Has Been a Disappointment

June 12, 2020

Isaac Richert has always had a hard time focusing on school. Distance learning has made it even harder. "I have ADHD and dyslexia," he explained. "Since school's been online, it's been really easy for me to look at my laptop across the room, not pick it up and decide that I want to go outside instead." Richert, a Hopkins High School senior, said that in-person learning helped motivate him to keep up with his assignments. Now, with only a few days left before graduation, he's struggling with low motivation. He's dropped all but three classes - newspaper, chemistry and creative writing - that he needs to pass in order to earn his degree. "It's easier to get stuff done at school because you are in a working environment," he said. Read More