Need to Know:
While teachers of all subjects have felt the effects of shifting classroom settings, math educators, in particular, have had to adopt all-new practices to better assess and understand their students’ progress through a screen.
In December 2020, nearly $54 billion of additional stimulus funding was made available from the U.S. Department of Education to support schools in a variety of ways. From Covid safety, to digital connectivity, to learning loss, districts across the country have significant flexibility in how the majority of these funds can be used.
Research shows that across the nation, students could lose anywhere from six- to twelve months of learning due to the COVID-related changes in learning environments, yet experts are still unclear in how critical these gaps will be for all student populations. This is especially concerning in regard to reading proficiency, which requires kids to stay motivated and find reading materials that they enjoy.