On March 15, 2023, the D.C. Policy Center’s report, State of D.C. Schools 21-22, was cited by Axios:
D.C. public school students still haven’t fully recovered from the pandemic despite returning to the classroom.
Driving the news: A report out today from the D.C. Policy Center says students are still struggling with the residual impacts of COVID on their learning and mental health.
Why it matters: The report shows the District needs to evaluate its efforts to shore up learning losses, focus on student well-being, and improve student achievement and test scores, which have plummeted.
Zoom in: Despite being in-person, some students are still having trouble attending class and some older students aren’t moving onto higher ed post-graduation, per the Policy Center’s findings.
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