Another danger for kids in the age of COVID: Failing grades

By Gabriella Borter and Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Like millions of American children, Brody Cotton has not seen the inside of a classroom in more than a year. As the COVID-19 pandemic left him navigating 7th grade from his couch in Carlsbad, California, Brody's grades dropped from As and Bs to a D and two Fs last semester. One of the Fs was in a "design and modeling" elective that would have entailed hands-on 3D printing projects in the classroom but became popsicle stick models at home. "I never had to deal with any kind of educational issue with him before," said his mother Christine Culli...