COVID and Schools
Students have improved slightly in math achievement since fall 2020, but reading performance has remained stagnant after a significant drop.
The share of city students who reported suicidal ideation jumped to nearly 16% from about 12% over the past decade.
Parents, schools, and community organizations say many families aren’t receiving the information they need to take advantage of the benefits.
The program could help the families of up to 350,000 children pay for groceries during the summer.
“This is not at all what we are seeing in any shape or form,” said Mary Alice Cohen, of the Colorado Department of Early Childhood.
The Class of 2023 were freshmen when the pandemic disrupted in-person learning. District data indicate 84% of those students graduated in four years, the highest rate in modern history.
Esto significa que por lo menos $35 millones en beneficios potenciales siguen sin utilizarse y podrían caducar a principios del año que viene.
Education experts say extra instruction is a key strategy to address pandemic learning loss.