The big cost of learning online: The number of Maryland students who are failing has soared during the pandemic
Failing grades have doubled — and sometimes tripled — in school systems across Maryland as the prolonged effects of learning from home take their toll on student achievement and well-being. Second-quarter data from Baltimore-area school systems offers a bleak portrait of the state of student learning during the pandemic. In Baltimore and Baltimore County together, more than 10,000 middle school students are failing English. In Anne Arundel County, 61% of high school students have a GPA of less than 2.0.