If you want a quick rundown on where public schools find themselves during this year of great transition, I highly recommend listening to this honest and insightful talk put out by the American Enterprise Institute's Fred Hess.
To save time, I suggest starting the video at the 29:30 mark, but the whole meeting is well worth watching if you want to understand more about important policy perspectives as well as on-the-ground realities facing every school in the country. Challenging and exciting times ahead both financially and academically!
One key takeaway from the meeting is that the best intervention for struggling students is high dosage tutoring with an effective teacher. Reach out to me if you are concerned about learning loss this year.
Joe Manning is a Colorado public school teacher with a background in 3rd-12th grade education. He has helped hundreds of students achieve their learning goals both online and off, and he is excited to find smarter ways to help hundreds more do even better.