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    New Federal Funding Alone Won’t Be Enough to Help Students Catch Up in the Classroom Post Pandemic

    Hechinger Report

    Year: 2023

    Based on the latest results from the Nation’s Report Card, the pandemic has wiped out two decades of student progress, with the largest recorded decline in mathematics scores since 1990. In reading, scores sank to 1992 levels.

    Significant resources are being mobilized — including $122 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act — to help students catch up. Education leaders are being encouraged to spend Covid-relief dollars on proven research-based programs such as tutoring to improve children’s learning.

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