Pandemic Aid Boosted Scores, but Doesn’t Make Up for Lost Learning

Studies point to federal funds improving student performance, but was the money well spent? Almost $200B in emergency school funding spent during and after the pandemic helped boost achievement in math and reading. However, social scientists who authored the research argue federal dollars could have been deployed in ways that would have helped scores bounce back faster.

This summary originated from a story produced by Kevin Mahnken of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.