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The Need For Healing As Students Head Back To Classrooms11:43
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School buses on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
School buses on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Students in schools across the Commonwealth are back to the business of studying and there may be a great deal to make up for in the classroom, as we start our third academic year impacted by COVID.

One local teacher cautions us, though, that along with math, science and spelling, school districts must make time in the school day for healing; from the pandemic, from a year of racial reckoning and from an abnormal year away from friends and socializing.

We talk about this and take listener calls with Neema Avashia, a middle school teacher in the Boston Public Schools. She wrote about it in a recent piece for WBUR's Cognoscenti.

This segment aired on September 14, 2021.

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