School systems throughout Maryland, and the country for that matter, face a daunting task over the coming months to get students who have fallen behind during the pandemic back on the learning track. Failing grades have tripled in some cases amid virtual learning and the stress COVID-19 has put on students and their families. Students of all backgrounds are struggling, but especially those who faced challenges before the pandemic. But this is not the time to hold students back a grade, punishing them for the extraordinary crisis we find ourselves in, through no fault of our own.
This is how we help kids failing school because of the pandemic
May 3, 2021