The Education Exchange: Pandemic Learning Loss Leaves Children Five Months Behind in Math, Four Months Behind in Reading—and that May Understate the Damage

“Pretty sobering and pretty worrying,” says author of new McKinsey report; mental health toll is “heartbreaking.”

A Senior Knowledge Expert at McKinsey & Company, Emma Dorn, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Dorn’s new report, which investigates the effects of learning loss from Covid-19 school shutdowns.

Dorn’s report, “COVID-19 and education: The lingering effects of unfinished learning,” co-written with Bryan Hancock and Jimmy Sarakatsannis, is available now.

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