Matt Barnum is Chalkbeat’s national reporter, covering education policy and research. Previously he was a staff writer at The 74, the policy director for Educators for Excellence – New York, and a middle school language arts teacher in Colorado.
This story originally appeared in Chalkbeat. American students are slowly starting to regain academic ground lost during the pandemic, according to nationwide and state testing data compiled by Chalkbeat. In the last year, students in younger grades have recovered between 15% and 35% of the learning they had lost, according to data released Tuesday by […]