COVID school closures cost children one-third of a year’s learning

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2023
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Children lost out on more than one-third of a school years’ worth of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis has found. Their mathematics skills were more affected than their reading abilities.

The study, published in Nature Human Behaviour on 30 January1, shows that efforts to prevent further learning losses after the pandemic have been successful, but school-aged children have not caught up on the loss of knowledge and skills that they experienced at the start of the pandemic, during which school closures were widespread.

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