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Schools closed due to heat wave in the United States

2023-09-08T23:15:57+00:00
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  • Schools closed due to heat wave in the US
  • Concerned parents
  • High temperatures reach historical records

Amidst an intense heat wave affecting various regions of the United States.

Numerous schools have been forced to close their doors due to the absence of functional air conditioning systems in educational institutions.

This extreme situation has raised concerns among parents, educators, and public health experts.

This excessive heat can jeopardize the safety and well-being of students and school staff.

High temperatures

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High temperatures have turned classrooms into inhospitable and dangerous environments for teaching and learning.

Prolonged exposure to heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, and other health problems.

This makes the closure of schools a necessary preventive measure for the well-being of all students.

This weather crisis underscores the urgent need for investment in school infrastructure nationwide.

no air conditioning

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Many educational facilities are without air conditioning systems, jeopardizing the health and safety of students and staff.

Initiatives to enhance school infrastructure or upgrade air conditioning units have become pressing concerns.

School closures, brought about by inadequate air conditioning, also pose challenges, especially in the era of crucial online learning.

Furthermore, numerous students rely on schools for nutritious meals and support services, intensifying the crisis.

worry about the heat wave

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Climate change specialists emphasize that extreme weather phenomena, like the current heat wave, are growing more frequent and intense.

The hope is that schools can enhance their systems, ensuring minimal disruption to student education.

Some institutions have implemented various strategies to allow students to persist with their studies.

While others continue to function despite lacking adequate ventilation for attendees.

On-line classes due to heat wave

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As reported by American news outlet CNN, parents are deeply concerned.

At least 15 schools in Baltimore have implemented heat «schedules,» meaning a reduction in school day hours.

Others have shifted to virtual classes, reminiscent of the adjustments made during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

Some schools have already begun receiving new air conditioning units.

Testimony of the mother

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Patricia, mother to 7-year-old Delana, conveyed her profound worries, especially since her son has asthma.

«I wish the sun would set and it would become winter,» the young boy commented to a CNN journalist.

This pervasive heat wave has led to classroom closures from Connecticut to Wisconsin.

In Pittsburgh, numerous in-person classes have transitioned online due to the same lack of air conditioning.

thousands are affected

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In Philadelphia, 74 schools released students early to ensure they return home under better conditions.

Close to Detroit, an entire district was compelled to shut down schools on Tuesday, September 5.

Parents in Washington are frustrated as schools persist in operating without functional air conditioning systems.

The inevitability of summer heat necessitates optimal functioning ventilation systems.

everything is unbearable

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Though current temperatures haven’t matched last month’s triple-digit highs, many schools lack modern ventilation.

The combination of heat and humidity in classrooms becomes intolerable for students in the affected states.

The hottest summer on record looms, with another heat wave threatening the Mid-Atlantic coast and the Northeastern USA.

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