learning loss
Public Education
New Jersey students still haven’t recovered from pandemic, state report reveals

New Jersey students are still lagging behind pre-pandemic levels, according to a report released by the New Jersey Department of Education. “The NJDOE’s School Performance Reports provide communities with a… Read More

April 8, 2024
Public Education
No good news about student learning on 4-year anniversary of COVID school closures

(The Center Square) – Four years ago this month, schools nationwide shut down as COVID-19 numbers skyrocketed and students were sent home for what was initially planned to be two… Read More

March 26, 2024
Public Education
NYT report concedes that left-wing COVID-19 lockdown policies led to generational learning loss

(The Daily Signal) – The COVID-19 school lockdowns created generational learning loss, The New York Times reports. Yes, just about four years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, The New… Read More

March 19, 2024
Public Education
Teacher absences put strain on schools as student learning loss drags on following pandemic

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Teacher absences around the U.S. are spiking as learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a shortage of substitute teachers continue to plague the… Read More

February 20, 2024
Public Education
Report: Tennessee K-12 students recovered from learning loss faster than most

(The Center Square) – Tennessee saw some of the largest learning recovery from pandemic conditions, according to a study from the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research. The state saw… Read More

January 31, 2024
Public Education
Report: Test scores still lagging post-pandemic

(The Center Square) – New research suggests reading and math test scores still lag prepandemic levels as schools grapple with ongoing learning loss, an unconstitutional funding model and growing discontent… Read More

December 1, 2023
Public Education
ACT scores continue to fall despite billions in federal funding to prevent learning loss

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – ACT scores fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2023, despite billions spent by the federal government to prevent learning loss, according to a report… Read More

October 12, 2023
Recommendations to improve achievement by changing adult behaviors

(The Sentinel) – Testimony submitted this week to the Kansas Special Committee on Education crystalized three unfortunate realities: (1) student achievement is low and has been trending down for many… Read More

October 10, 2023
Public Education
School districts with DEI officers see worse black, hispanic learning loss and secretive transgender policies

(The Daily Signal) – Administrators focused on diversity, equity and inclusion have ballooned in public school districts across the country, but their presence doesn’t translate to educational improvement for black… Read More

October 4, 2023
Public Education
UNESCO report highlights failure of high-tech to replace in-person schooling

A new report from the United Nations’ educational and cultural organization (UNESCO) found that dependence on technology to replace in-person schooling during the pandemic failed worldwide. While technology exacerbated existing… Read More

September 7, 2023
Public Education
Biden’s Secretary of Education in St. Louis for school tour to ‘raise the bar’ after government lockdowns set kids back

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona was in St. Louis Wednesday as part of the Biden administration’s “Back to School Bus Tour 2023: Raise the Bar” event. But critics told… Read More

September 6, 2023
Public Education
Indiana assessment scores show schools ‘have more work to do’

(The Center Square) – Results from this year’s educational assessment tests for Indiana elementary and middle school students show mixed results as children continue their learning recovery as the state… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
Bill would cut WA classroom learning by four hours a week

(The Center Square) – A bill working its way through Washington state’s Legislature would redefine “instructional hours” to include time spent with non-teachers. The legislation comes at a time of… Read More

February 28, 2023
Public Education
Washington student learning loss prompts bill to add one week to school year

(The Center Square) – In response to student learning loss due to the closure of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Washington state lawmakers have put forward a bipartisan bill… Read More

January 25, 2023
Culture, Public Education
States resort to desperate measures to make up for pandemic learning loss

(Daily Caller) – State leaders are implementing new ways to boost their students’ academic scores after recent reports found that national averages plummeted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

January 3, 2023
Christian Schools, Public Education
Christian educators, parents step up to help America’s students still reeling from COVID-19 pandemic

Students are experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues in record numbers, overwhelming the public school system. Christian educators and counselors are stepping in. “Our faculty is not… Read More

November 10, 2022
Public Education
After test scores show record decline for NYC students, Mayor Adams proposes $4 billion for school heaters in ‘unrealistic’ energy program

The mayor of America’s largest city announced a plan in late October to spend $4 billion to electrify school heating systems as part of an energy… Read More

November 7, 2022
Public Education
Report: Pandemic policies set average WV school district back 7 months in math

(The Center Square) – Every West Virginia school district saw significant learning losses between 2019 and 2022, with students being more than three-fourths of a year behind on average, according… Read More

November 3, 2022
Gov. DeSantis: Nation’s report card scores show keeping schools open the right decision

(The Center Square) – The 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) rankings indicate that Florida students are “well ahead of their peers, especially with younger and educationally at-risk students… Read More

October 31, 2022
Public Education
Nationwide test scores show unprecedented decline in K-12 education due to pandemic policies that kept kids out of classrooms

Pandemic-era shutdowns and virtual learning caused a historic setback in K-12 education, according to new national data released on Monday.  The “Nation’s Report Card”… Read More

October 25, 2022