Two Ways to Help Kids Bounce Back from Falling Behind in School
Kids are back in school, routine testing has begun, and new data shows math and reading skills have plunged since the pandemic. How do we spend the $122 Billion in federal funding to combat learning loss? Andy speaks with Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn and Oakland Reach Founder Lakisha Young about the successful approaches they’re using to get kids on track, from high dosage tutoring to hubs that train community members to be “literacy liberators.” Listen and walk away motivated to do your part.
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- Learn more about Oakland Reach, a virtual hub that combines high-quality instruction for students with socio-economic supports for the whole family: https://oaklandreach.org/
- Read about how Tennessee student reading scores are largely back to pre-pandemic levels: https://www.tn.gov/education/news/2022/6/14/tennessee-releases-2021-22-tcap-state-level-results-highlighting-significant-learning-acceleration-.html
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