Superintendents say pandemic’s educational impact goes deeper than realized

State and local education officials said Tuesday that schools face a twin challenge in getting students back on track both academically and socially, and that staffing issues further complicate those tasks.

Almost three years after the arrival of COVID-19 first disrupted schooling in Massachusetts, lawmakers on the Education Committee gathered at the State House to receive a status update on efforts to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on students.

Billerica Superintendent Tim Piwowar told the panel that schools and their students “are in a significantly much better place” this year.

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