— Mary Louise Kelly, NPR, WAMU 88.5
With millions of kids still learning remotely, the learning losses are piling up.
Some school districts are reporting a higher level of failing grades this fall. A report from the consultant McKinsey & Company estimated that students were three months behind in math when they started the school year. And another study said learning losses were minimal, but left out many students from the analysis.
The pandemic is causing Black and Hispanic students in particular to fall further behind their white peers, according to McKinsey.