The School Closures That Took 50 Million Children Out of Classrooms At the Start of the Pandemic May Prove to Be the Most Damaging Disruption In the History of American Education

From a New York Times editorial headlined “The Startling Evidence on Learning Loss Is In”:

In the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress sent $190 billion in aid to schools, stipulating that 20 percent of the funds had to be used for reversing learning setbacks. At the time, educators knew that the impact on how children learn would be significant, but the extent was not yet known.