Was this really a lost year for students?

Two young children reading a book at school
School districts across the country are strategizing ways to help students make up for what many deem a “lost year” of education. But rather than focusing on what students lost during the pandemic—whether that’s academic skills or social interaction with friends and peers—some educators think teachers need to focus on the positive, too.  “It’s not what we lost during the pandemic, but it’s, what did we learn from the pandemic?” says one education professor. Read more from Education Week. Matt Cohen’s view: Don’t let schools downplay the magnitude of the impact of lost instruction for all children. For most kids, the pandemic and resulting remote learning ranged from being of little academic value and a slowed level of progress to of NO VALUE WHATSOEVER AND EVEN A SOURCE OF CONSIDERABLE REGRESSION!