Closing the Gap: Proactively Preventing Learning Loss

September 23, 2021

There’s been a lot of media attention on learning loss due to the pandemic. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) estimates that two-thirds of the academic year 2020-2021 may have been lost with the disruptions to in-person schooling, as 800 million students (more than half of the world’s student population) in 79 countries still face disruption in their academic progress. Even with instruction happening online, returning to in-person or adopting a hybrid model, many educational institutions are still struggling with the question: how do we catch up?

Our scholars at the Crossroads Public Charter Middle School have always experienced challenging gaps in knowledge created by their elementary school experiences. We’re using the knowledge we’ve gained about mitigating learning loss and gaps in knowledge over the last twenty years to assist our scholars at Crossroads and other Living Classrooms in their academic growth now.

CLICK HERE to view presentation about how we are applying what we’ve learned over the last twenty years to assist our scholars at Crossroads and our other programs cope with the academic effects of the pandemic.