Data points

By Learning Forward
June 2020
Vol. 41, No. 3
100,000+ schools closed More than 100,000 public schools in the U.S. have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Reinventing Public Education created an online database to track how districts are shifting their supports and instruction as they navigate closures. The database, derived from publicly posted plans found through the Council of the Great City Schools, Chiefs for Change, and crowdsourced recommendations, has information for over 80 districts, with a range in size and geography. It is updated regularly, along with new posts about what CRPE staff are learning. 50% less learning As educators consider how recent school closures may affect learning loss, research on the “summer slide” may offer some clues. Previous research shows that students tend to lose academic ground

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