Olson: Why students need to return to school in the fall

Last week, I had a heartbreaking conversation with a Maryland mom whose previously happy child had just received an emergency evaluation for suicidal ideation. While this case may sound extreme, it is not unlike other stories I have heard recently. As the founder of a statewide, nonpartisan group advocating to reopen schools, I have spoken to children, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, therapists and other professionals from around the state who have seen, firsthand, the harmful impact of school closures in our state. (Balt Sun)

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