Learning loss is among one of the biggest concerns for kids returning to the classroom this year.
Director of Sylvan Learning, Susan Steron, says that math and reading are the two toughest subjects for younger kids, and has likely suffered the most.
Those skills are the basic foundation to build on as kids get older, and there’s a possibility to still see the impact years from now.
There are ways to combat the issue, like tutoring and small group learning in the classroom.
Not all kids have access to those things though.
Kids may not have had support and may feel frustrated and like they want to shut down.
Steron says optimism and patience will help to close the gap much quicker.
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