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Federal education policies will trigger a second wave of learning loss

May 11, 2021 The Hill

By Joel Rose, CEO and Co-Founder of New Classrooms

“The American Recovery Act includes billions to address learning loss, but no matter how much money is available, addressing this challenge in the context of grade-level instruction is much easier said than done. When schools fully reopen in the fall, the seventh grade teacher will still be charged with using a seventh grade textbook to teach seventh grade students seventh grade material, and held accountable for results on the seventh grade state test. 

How exactly do we expect teachers to both cover grade-level material and address learning gaps unique to each student that can go back multiple years?

Teachers are heroes, but they are not magicians.”

Read the full article on The Hill.