COVID-19 classroom crash: Charter and home schooling better than public schools

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New research has been released showing staggering learning losses for public school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, which raises key questions about why the losses occurred and, even more important, what parents can do in response.

A recent joint study by Harvard and Stanford universities found that student-learning loss during the pandemic amounted to a quarter of a year in reading and half a year in math, with students in some cities experiencing a 1½-year loss in math.

The learning losses were felt by every student demographic: “Within the typical school district, the declines in test scores were similar for all groups of students, rich and poor, white, Black, and Hispanic.”

Click to read the full article in the Washington Times.

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