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Should we relax about COVID-19 learning losses?

Chad Aldeman

Since school buildings shuttered across the country in mid-March, some in education have warned that we need to take dramatic steps to address the lost learning time.

Others have argued that the learning losses may be exaggerated, and that school shutdowns didn’t actually set students back all that far academically.

So which side is right?