Structural shifts after Covid

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Why Schools’ New Normal Post-COVID Must Emphasize Attendance, Tutoring, Summer Class

Dworkin: Time for a new framework that shifts from a temporary recovery mindset to a lasting emphasis on growth, equity and continuous improvement.

By Lindsay Dworkin

March 21, 2024

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Four years after the global COVID shutdowns, the pandemic’s effects are still being felt. Within education, a variety of data sources — including NWEA’s MAP Growth and statenational,and international tests — all show that students today are well behind their peers from four years ago.

However, focusing on that type of COVID recovery framework feels less and less meaningful with each passing day. Since the start of the pandemic, most students have moved up multiple grade levels (or graduated!), and districts are already in the last year of spending down their federal emergency COVID relief funds. 

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