The ongoing impact of COVID-19 on students: What to do next?
*From the MinnPost article written by Dr. Amy Susman-Stillman, NAZ Vice President of Evaluation, along with intern Marissa Marsolek.
Last year, when the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) summarized the literature regarding the impact of COVID-19 on students and education, we reached troubling conclusions about the state of our students’ mental health and learning, the learning opportunities they were experiencing, the challenges in assessing students’ learning and how best to support learning during COVID-19.
Another year into the pandemic and the conclusions from our updated literature review are no less troubling. The pandemic continues to negatively affect our students’ learning and well-being, especially our students of color. Our educators are overwhelmed with the challenge of moving students forward. Here’s what we have learned since last year…