learning loss

Summer School 2022: New and different programs aim to address pandemic learning loss

Story by Emily Sauchelli for PublicSource. Photo above of Pittsburgh Arlington elementary school in Mt. Oliver by Clare Sheedy/PublicSource.

For many schools and students, summer is now an opportunity to catch up on learning missed during academic years marked by a changing landscape of instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some districts in Allegheny County have created summer programs in response to pandemic learning loss, while others have adjusted existing efforts. Duquesne City School District, for instance, has put new day camps in place to combat COVID-19’s effects on education.

“There’s a lot of learning loss that has happened over the years,” Principal Eric Harper said. “This is our effort to kind of close that gap.”

Want to learn more about efforts at Duquesne, and also at Woodland Hills and throughout the Pittsburgh Public Schools to fight pandemic learning loss? Continue reading this story here at PublicSource.org.

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