Funding Education Opportunity: Historic NAEP score declines, Census data on pandemic school spending, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

Breaking news this week: The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores show that COVID-19 pandemic-related learning loss has reversed decades of incremental math and reading test score progress. While the education world digs into this record decrease in the test scores of fourth and eighth graders, there will be a lot of political rhetoric and forthcoming research about the impact of in-person learning compared to at home-learning. But not a single state posted an increase in its test scores, so there is work to be done to help students everywhere, and we’ll delve into some of that in