‘Nation’s Report Card’ Highlights COVID’s Impact on Education of American Children

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Published on October 24, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

‘Nation’s Report Card’ Highlights COVID’s Impact on Education of American Children

‘Nation’s Report Card’ Highlights , COVID’s Impact on Education of American Children.

CNN reports that according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, fourth- and eighth-graders have fallen behind in reading and math.

CNN reports that according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, fourth- and eighth-graders have fallen behind in reading and math.

The math decline was reportedly the largest ever.

CNN reports Black and Hispanic students had the greatest declines in math.

Eighth grade is that gateway to more advanced mathematical course taking.

This is what these students are missing.

They’re missing these important skills that will prepare them eventually for (science, technology, engineering and math) level careers, Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner, via CNN.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona encouraged schools to use funding from the pandemic relief package passed last year.

If this is not a wake-up call for us to double down our efforts and improve education, even before it was – before the pandemic, then I don’t know what will, Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education, via CNN.

Cardona called on districts to pay teachers more competitive wages to help boost student scores.

Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner, also pointed out that “remote learning looks very differently all across the United States.” .

Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner, also pointed out that “remote learning looks very differently all across the United States.” .

What we’re seeing is (lower performing) students … dropping even faster and we’re also seeing students who were not showing declines – students at the top, meaning students at the higher performing levels – they were holding steady before the pandemic or even improving.

, Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner, via CNN.

Now all the students, regardless of their ability, are dropping.

That is the point we need to be taking away from this report, Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner, via CNN


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