Reversing COVID Learning Loss: Gloomy Forecast by Harvard Economist

What is the scope and severity of the pandemic’s effect on K-12 schools? Harvard economist Tom Kane offered compelling evidence of COVID-related learning loss this past spring. In May he released a paper incorporating pre- and post-pandemic testing data from over 2 million students in 49 states. The conclusion…
“Remote instruction was a “primary driver of widening achievement gaps” over the last several years, with schools serving poor and non-white students suffering some of the greatest setbacks.”

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