Learning loss

3 ways leaders can begin to reverse a widening achievement gap

The highest and lowest achievers in a typical fifth-grade classroom pre-COVID were separated by as many as seven grade levels. That has widened, new research shows.

Academic acceleration has hit a snag. 6 ways leaders are forging ahead

Leaders are working to tackle a range of stubborn crises while doubling down on ambitious plans for the future, a new analysis finds.

New research: COVID’s toll on learning comes with a $1 trillion price tag for students

New research suggests that as students' academic performance declines, so too will their quality of life beyond high school.

This high-tech map is helping leaders chart a course back to high achievement

Interactive Education Recovery Scorecard shows the difference between 2019 and 2022 test scores in some districts "was essentially zero" while students elsewhere fell much further behind. Scorecard should help superintendents recalibrate their plans to tackle learning loss, say the researchers at Harvard and Stanford universities who conducted the analysis.

Tutoring models: 30 fresh ideas to help your students

A new nonprofit is granting $10 million to support dozens of high-impact tutoring models now being refined, developed and put into action.

Are your accelerated learning plans set for success? Let’s evaluate

There are several questions you can ask to determine if accelerated learning strategies—such as tutoring and expanded learning—are equitable.

What do school leaders need to know to help disabled students rebound?

Unknowns include how many students are being identified for special education, how many students are awaiting services and whether underqualified teachers are filling vacancies.

State of the American Student: 3 big ideas for ‘better days’

Big, bold ideas are critical to solving the "truly wicked problems" K-12 leaders face in getting their students, staff and schools back on track over the next several years.

Despite a $1,000 scholarship, signups for tutoring are still lacking

With nearly $2.3 million in COVID relief funds to spend, only $724,000 has been awarded in tutoring scholarships.

4 proof points and pitfalls: Lessons from a year of K-12 tutoring

Context matters. What works in one district may not work in another and outcomes often belie the claims of even the best-intentioned providers.

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