Buoyed by a massive influx of federal education funding, schools and districts are rolling out a greater number of programs and initiatives to drive learning recovery for students than at any other point during the pandemic.
But according to survey data from Understanding America, many parents aren’t ecstatic about most learning pandemic-era learning options, including high-dosage tutoring, extended summer school, and community-organized pods. On the topic of virtual learning — which some describe as a “new fault line” in education — parents and schools are split, with some celebrating the use of technology in learning and others eager to end their virtual year.
“This is probably the most important time in the past few decades where we really need to pay attention to student data,” said Tommy Reddicks, CEO of the Paramount charter school network. And as Indiana educators dive into data from the state’s summative assessment, many are identifying critical gaps in student knowledge and progress, as well as pinpointing where and how remote instruction platforms either succeeded or failed. As state by one school leader, “These serve as the brutal truths of where our students are in terms of academic performance.”
Read the full article about COVID-19 learning loss by Joshua Parrish at The 74.
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