Schools in Winterthur – «It is essential to prevent school closings»

How long can schools stay open? The head of a tutoring company in Winterthur warns of a performance gap among the children, which should never get any bigger.

Suddenly school closings are an issue again: material for distance learning, photographed on March 17, 2020.

Suddenly school closings are an issue again: material for distance learning, photographed on March 17, 2020.

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Due to the novel coronavirus mutations, the question arises whether schools should be temporarily closed again in Switzerland. So far, the authorities have refrained from doing so, and schools will start normally in 2021, with a few exceptions: In Nidwalden and Solothurn, for example, the holidays for the elementary school were extended until January 6th. And in the canton of Zurich, apprentices and high school students have to complete an advanced week of distance learning.

Yvonne Ledermann hopes that it will stay that way and that there will be no school shutdown like in spring. She is a primary school teacher and offers tutoring and preparatory courses for high school through her Winterthur company “Lerne Gerne GmbH”. Ledermann fears massive negative consequences if the schools should close again.

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