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Schools Face A Massive Challenge To Make Up For Learning Lost During The Pandemic

Mary Louise Kelly, NPR |

Some school districts are reporting a higher level of failing grades this fall. Former Education Secretary John King Jr. thinks a national tutoring corps is one way to help make up for lost time. Older students and graduates could receive credit or be paid to tutor younger students.

King now heads the nonprofit The Education Trust, which works to close opportunity gaps in education. He talked about the challenges facing schools when they fully reopen.

A report from the consultant McKinsey & Company estimated that students were three months behind in math when they started the school year.

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And another study said learning losses were minimal, but left out many students from the analysis.

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