EDITORIAL: Extending the school year to counter learning loss | Opinion


America’s youth, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, have faced learning deficits that could take years to overcome. Schools need to provide a lot more education for struggling students, even if it means cutting summer short.

In 2021, approximately 13% of public school students attended a district-provided summer school. Given the number of US students performing below grade level, a minimum goal should be to double that number. Nationally, it would cost at least $20 billionlarge districts accounting for a large portion of spending.

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