Professionalism, Experience, Commitment, Teamwork Local 66, AFT Massachusetts, AFL-CIO
HomeMedia WatchResearchers’ Urgent Message for Schools: Start Planning Now for a Precipitous ‘COVID Slide’ Next Year
Researchers’ Urgent Message for Schools: Start Planning Now for a Precipitous ‘COVID Slide’ Next Year
Education data guru Chris Minnich has some advice for school leaders: You may still be struggling to get food, hotspots and human connection to students, but right now is the time to plan for how school must be different next year if you’re going to address learning gaps widened by the pandemic.Minnich is CEO of the nonprofit assessment and research organization NWEA, whose new report predicts dramatic losses in learning after what could well be up to six months of school closures. In some grades, students may end up an entire year behind where they would have been academically, absent COVID-19.