39% of Parents Say Their Child Fell Behind During the Pandemic

Thanks to the pandemic, children have lost more than a year of traditional, in-person learning. Now, North Carolina needs to get it back for them. As many as 39% of parents say their child fell behind academically as a result of the pandemic, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor. Here in North Carolina, the pandemic’s impact is equally concerning: the majority of elementary school and middle school students failed the latest state end-of-grade reading exams.

Author: Mike Jackson