As we move into a second year of this global pandemic, how do we address the significant academic, social, and emotional toll COVID-19 has taken on school-age children? While some have said we might be seeing a “lost generation,” others are heralding the narrowing of the digital divide. With millions of students across the U.S learning remotely, unprecedented numbers not attending school, and municipalities canceling assessments, are we are experiencing a crisis of learning loss?
What are the consequences of such learning loss? Where do we go from here? How do we prioritize and address a multitude of issues? What steps should be taken in the short-term in order to support students? And how do we innovate for the future, to build on the lessons being learned?
Please list any questions of your own you have for the panelists in the questions & comments box below.
Dean David Chard, BU Wheelock
Jonah Edelman, CEO, Stand for Children
Lindsay Jones, President and CEO of National Center for Learning Disabilities
Heather Peske, Senior Associate Commissioner for Instructional Support; Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, Executive Director of Ivy Street School
Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Ivy Street School