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Better Teachers, Brighter Futures: How to Reverse Pandemic-Era Learning Losses


Published March 7, 2024

Schools grappling with the aftermath of COVID-19 policies have had their efforts hampered by various factors, such as teacher shortages, particularly in subjects like math, science, and computer science, as well as the abandonment of testing and accountability measures. Some schools even face misplaced priorities, as evidenced by teacher strikes focusing on issues unrelated class size, teacher salaries, student achievement, or even education at all. Simple measures like focusing on hiring higher quality teachers can help schools reverse course and move in the right direction.

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