Schools Are Back and Confronting Severe Learning Losses
Delainey Tidwell says she loves reading. The tricky part for her is understanding the words on the page.
“I would read one sentence over and over again,” said the 9-year-old fourth-grader.
Though she returned to school in August 2020, repeated quarantines left her mostly on her own at home. Her father is a construction supervisor who has to be on site. Her mother works from home but gets few breaks during the day. Delainey sometimes had to care for her little sister during virtual school.
Delainey’s difficulty with comprehension is also...