April 19, 2021 | NHK World-Japan

After a year of remote learning, some of California's students are being allowed back in the classroom. But experts worry that a bungled reopening of schools could worsen education inequality, which has already been exacerbated by the pandemic.

April 1, 2021 | BOLD

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions to schooling worldwide. Given the scale of these disruptions, there is substantial concern about “learning loss.” Learning loss, in this case, refers to the difference between the abilities that a student would have developed in...

Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness During the Pandemic

Margaret Olmos
Ali Bloomgarden
Summary

The aim of this commentary—released as part of a series on expanding learning partnertships and learning in the context of the pandemic—is to provide actionable guidance for districts, schools, and expanded learning providers interested in best serving students experiencing homelessness. We seek to answer the question: How can expanded learning be leveraged to support pandemic recovery, specifically for students and families experiencing homelessness, who face compounding challenges of not having the tools and supports to participate in distance learning as well as the emotional and logistical consequences of economic and housing insecurity?

Reenvisioning Learning for Students with Learning Differences

Opportunities for Expanded Learning Partnerships
Amy Andersen
Tamara Clay
Heather DiFede
Summary

The aim of this commentary—released as part of a series on expanded learning partnerships and learning hubs in the context of the pandemic—is to provide actionable guidance for districts, schools, and expanded learning providers interested in best serving students in special education. We seek to answer the question: How can expanded learning be leveraged to support pandemic recovery, specifically for students with learning differences?

Expanded Learning Partnerships to Help Reinvent School for Upper Grade Students

Robert Canosa-Carr
Brad Lupien
Summary

The aim of this commentary—released as part of a series on expanding learning partnerships and learning hubs in the context of the pandemic—is to provide actionable guidance for districts, schools, and expanded learning providers interested in best serving older youth. We seek to answer the question: How can expanded learning be leveraged to support pandemic recovery, specifically for older youth who risk becoming disengaged from school and are at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression?

March 22, 2021 | Futurity

Reading skills among young students stalled during the pandemic, according to a new study. The research provides new evidence about the pandemic’s impact on learning among students in the earliest grades. It shows distinct changes in the growth of basic...

March 15, 2021 | WBUR

As momentum builds to reopen schools, education experts say they're concerned about students who have fallen behind during the pandemic. They are worried that achievement gaps are widening—especially for English language learners.

March 12, 2021 | CNN

CNN airs Back to School: Kids, Covid and the Fight to ReopenAnchored by Jake Tapper, the special includes video diaries from parents, students and teachers that show the real-life, day-to-day challenges of education in the Covid era. CNN’s...

March 9, 2021 | Physics News

A study by researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) provides new evidence about the pandemic's impact on learning among students in the earliest grades, showing distinct changes in the growth of basic reading skills during different time periods...