Middle School Language Arts


New School Year, Recovery from the Collective Shock of the Pandemic, and The Lyons Den

This will probably be the biggest question of the year. How has COVID-19 affected student learning? According to a Brookings Institution article, “…there is growing consensus that school closures in spring 2020 likely had negative effects on student learning.” Brookings Institution came to solid conclusions as a result of researched, evidence-based results noting there was definitely a negative impact. They used a sample of 8000 schools nationwide. It’s important to note that these schools were not representative of the underserved communities we know were impacted at a greater level.

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