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Study shows decrease in students’ learning proficiency
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Mar 31, 9:04 AM: Since the start of the pandemic, educators have been concerned about how the massive disruptions to in-person learning caused by social distancing measures may have hurt student learning.
Nearly half of LAUSD students have been chronically absent this year, data show
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Mar 31, 8:19 AM: Nearly half of Los Angeles Unified students — more than 200,000 children — have been chronically absent this school year, meaning they have missed at least 9% of the academic year, according to data provided to The Times by the >
How COVID-19 pandemic magnified challenges for Arizona students not proficient in English
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Mar 29, 9:29 AM: The challenges students faced when schools closed during the pandemic were magnified for students such as Fernanda whose first language is not English. English learners in Arizona are a large and growing group.
The reading gap between Black and white students in Florida is 29 points.
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Mar 29, 9:23 AM: The data from the 2020-21 school year shows a gap of 29 percentage points between the reading levels of white and Black students across the state. And in Duval, St. Johns and Alachua county school districts, the gap is even >
Column: Big urban school districts can improve, but it’s complicated and messy
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Mar 28, 9:05 AM: Why did Los Angeles get better? Scholars say it’s because factions cooperated, sort of.
Editorial: SF schools embrace lower standards, increase racial achievement gap
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Mar 28, 8:40 AM: Lowering high standards doesn’t boost student achievement. That sounds like common sense unless you’re a member of the woke education bureaucracy.
Longer school days and years remain rare as schools fight learning loss with optional time
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Mar 24, 8:25 AM:

Across the country, schools are adding learning time, but typically only for a fraction of students whose families opt for extra programming. Chalkbeat reviewed 45 large districts’ spending plans and found that while virtually >

Despite a return to in-person learning CMS 3rd-graders falling behind
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Mar 24, 8:01 AM: Preliminary reports show Black and Hispanic 3rd graders at CMS have the lowest amount of students on track in English Language Arts.
Washington state may extend a pandemic graduation waiver program until 2024
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Mar 24, 7:25 AM: The Washington State Board of Education may extend a program that waives some graduation requirements for students who’ve faced hardships during the pandemic.
School Test Scores Start to Rise With Return of In-Person Classes
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Mar 23, 6:40 AM: The return to in-person classes this school year has helped students begin to learn again at a normal pace, a new national study shows, though many are still facing setbacks from months of pandemic-disrupted education.
Editorial: Lack of progress on learning gaps
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Mar 23, 6:00 AM: Though the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has several programs that are supposed to help address the state's student achievement gaps, they are largely ineffective.
‘Who suffers? Our babies’ | Closing California’s student achievement gap
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Mar 23, 5:56 AM: Black students have one of the lowest graduation rates in California. During the 2020-21 school year, graduation rates for Black students statewide dropped by 4%.
‘Kansas falls below the nation in every subject area’: Data shows lag in college readine
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Mar 18, 7:59 AM: State data shows fewer Kansas high school students are prepared for college today than in 2013.On Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents reviewed college enrollment numbers and college readiness data.
Inside a Chicago High School’s Year of Uncertainty
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Mar 18, 7:51 AM: The pandemic spurred promises of an education overhaul. Richards Career Academy on the Southwest Side is still waiting.
Literacy scores show widening achievement gap in D.C. during pandemic
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Mar 17, 9:26 AM: The literacy proficiency gap between young White students and students of color in the District continued to widen during the second year of the pandemic, according to data released recently by D.C. Public Schools.
Students’ grades are up but their test scores aren’t, new data show
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Mar 16, 9:42 AM: Despite this, scores on national math and science tests stayed even or declined over the same span, according to findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) high school transcript study looking at the 2019 >
Arizona kids not ready for standardized testing to return after COVID-19, teachers warn
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Mar 16, 6:08 AM: Returning from what educators call "the hardest year yet" for catching up students whose school was disrupted during the pandemic, some Arizona teachers are worried about upcoming standardized testing.
Lawmakers deliver a Gov. DeSantis priority — eliminating standardized testing
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Mar 15, 8:58 AM: Legislative leaders have sent Gov. Ron DeSantis a bill replacing the Florida Standards Assessment with progress monitoring, a priority of the Republican Governor as he seeks re-election.
Testing shows massive learning loss for Maryland students
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Mar 11, 7:38 AM: The most recent state test scores show Maryland students experienced a stunning amount of learning loss from the COVID-19 shutdowns.
‘We can’t hide from the numbers’: Some WI students are falling behind in staggering numbers
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Mar 11, 7:36 AM: Our students are falling behind in staggering numbers. In our Two Americas report, we spotlight two districts in southern Wisconsin: The largest and most diverse, Milwaukee Public Schools, and medium-sized and also very diverse >

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