Summer School And Other Solutions For Coronavirus Lost Learning

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Some really interesting ideas at play. Get the full scoop from NPR.

It’s been 11 months since schools first shut down across the country and around the world.

And most students in the U.S. are still experiencing disruptions to their learning — going into the classroom only a few days a week or not at all.

To respond to this disruption, education leaders are calling for a reinvention of public education on the order of the Marshall Plan, the massive U.S. initiative to rebuild Western Europe after the devastations of World War II.

It won’t be cheap, they say. The White House has put forward a plan that includes $130 billion in aid for K-12 schools. One estimate puts the full cost of recovery even higher, $12,000 per student over five years, about a 20% increase in spending for large districts.

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