The latest news stories and commentary on education recovery efforts.

COVID-19 learning lags could reverse narrowed achievement gap

The research included results from a variety of widely used national assessments, such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and Long-Term Trend Assessment, as well as international assessments like the Program for International Student Assessment and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.

Naaz Modan | K-12 Dive


Academic recovery strategies are working, according to new data

More than half of schools have implemented strategies to address mental health, meet students’ needs, and offer high-dosage tutoring. Specifically, 72% of public schools implemented strategies for mental health, 79% used diagnostic assessment data to identify individual needs, and 56% used high-dosage tutoring methods. That’s according to the latest data from the 2022 School Pulse Panel released by the Institute of Education Sciences.

Micah Ward | District Administration


PRESS RELEASE: EduRecoveryHub Now Features More Than 50 Expert-Reviewed Recovery Practices

The Collaborative for Student Success added 18 new promising educational practices to today, as well as updates on education recovery efforts in Connecticut, North Dakota, and Tennessee. The additions strengthen the EduRecoveryHub platform and assist state and district leaders, educators, and advocates heading into the 2022-23 school year by identifying promising practices funded by federal recovery dollars—practices that can be emulated across states.

Jim Cowen | Collaborative for Student Success


As states tackle teacher shortages, which plans show the most promise?

The local and regional nuances of teacher shortages mean there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to solving the problem. “In reality, local context drives a lot more of the specific needs of schools and districts,” said Shannon Holston, chief of policy and programs at the National Council on Teacher Quality, a nonprofit that works to improve teacher quality.

Roger Riddell | K-12 Dive


Research highlights positive impacts of math-focused summer learning

“Our results show that schools, district leaders, and community groups should consider increasing their investments in summer programs as an evidence-based strategy to aid in pandemic-related educational recovery, particularly for children whose learning has been placed most at risk,” said study co-author Kathleen Lynch, an assistant professor of learning sciences at the University of Connecticut.

Kara Arundel | K-12 Dive


Ed Dept. Announces New Push to Expand Afterschool and Summer Programs

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Thursday announced Engage Every Student — a partnership with five leading organizations to bring information and research about out-of-school-time programs together into one “centralized, readily available location.” The department will seek applications from an outside organization for a $3-$4 million contract in next year’s budget to run the initiative.

Linda Jacobson | The 74 Million