Last year was the hottest on record, and experts agree that 2024 will be even hotter. Because schools are not prepared for the extreme heat, everybody suffers. You may be surprised just how much the heat is affecting your student's grades, mood, and health.
Cognitive function decreases during excessive heat, leading to slower reaction times on assessments. Students learn less and perform worse on tests in hot classrooms. It can also make them irritable, edgy and unable to control emotions.