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Researchers Warn of “Lost” School Year Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

A first-grader practices spelling at Broken Arrow Elementary in Lawrence during a small-group phonics lesson in 2018. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)

The summer slide. That’s how educators refer to the annual learning loss that happens when students spend three months away from school. Now researchers warn about a COVID slide that could leave some students very far behind. Stephan Bisaha of the Kansas News Service reports that as hard as students, teachers and parents try to keep up remotely, students are bound to show up in the fall well behind on their studies.

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