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Education rebounds to help students bounce back from pandemic learning loss

Teachers Diversity Gap
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In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, photo, Jade Gopie, second from left, principal at Crosby High School, left, watches students as they pass between classes in Waterbury, Conn. While students in the Waterbury public school district are predominantly black and Hispanic, the vast majority of its educators, as in school districts across the country, are white. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

A new school year has begun and it's the third year students are learning while living with COVID-19. In Connecticut, new data on test scores reveal how much learning students lost during the pandemic. Some academic gains have been made. But student performance still hasn’t reached pre-pandemic levels statewide. The data also shows students in Urban districts were impacted more by learning loss than those in suburban and wealthy districts. What are educators doing to help students rebound from the pandemic learning loss?

GUESTS:

Dr. Donald Perras, Connecticut-based education consultant

Emily Pallin - Executive Director of RISE Network

Michael Testani: Superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools

The Connecticut State Department of Education Student Assessment

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