The Education Exchange: Pandemic Hurt Younger Students’ Learning Worse, Amplify Data Suggest

In reading, 5th graders bounce back to near pre-pandemic levels, while 2nd graders lag

The chief academic officer of elementary humanities at Amplify, Susan Lambert, and a research director at Amplify, Paul Gazzerro, join Paul E. Peterson to discuss Amplify’s research brief, which looks at students in grades K-2, and how they are at greater risk for not learning to read due to the pandemic school shutdowns.

The report, “Amid academic recovery in classrooms nationwide, risks remain for youngest students with least instructional time during critical early years,” is available now.

Last Updated


Notify Me When Education Next

Posts a Big Story

Business + Editorial Office

Program on Education Policy and Governance
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone (617) 496-5488
Fax (617) 496-4428

For subscription service to the printed journal
Phone (617) 496-5488

Copyright © 2024 President & Fellows of Harvard College