Learning loss

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.

District leaders: Do your students practice accelerated learning?

Accelerated learning is more successful in closing math-related learning gaps compared to remediated learning, according to research.

Academic recovery strategies are working, according to new data

Data from the 2022 School Pulse Panel highlights the work schools are doing to improve student academic achievement.

Teachers prefer using mastery learning to close learning gaps

A recent study by Khan Academy provides another potential solution for closing pandemic-related learning gaps.

Tutoring is tops for academic recovery. Can schools make it work?

A big rebound in student confidence was a surprise benefit of tutoring in a Tennessee district aiming to fuel academic recovery.

How summer math programs can improve academic success for low-income students

A new study published in the Review of Education Research points to the influence summer math programs have on countering the effects of learning loss, a product of the pandemic that has more significantly affected low-income pre-K-12 students.

Students are showing growth during a K-12 recovery that could take years

A full academic rebound will require above-average growth–and for some students, well above average–if educators hope to close achievement gaps as schools bounce back from the pandemic.

Warning: Your high school students are running out of academic recovery time

Members of the class of 2023 are facing a challenge not shared by younger students–they have less time to bounce back academically before they graduate.

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