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MD Education Officials Consider Options to Overcome “Disrupted Learning”

January 28th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland state education officials are trying to determine the best ways for school districts to help students who may have fallen behind during online learning. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pivot to online learning last spring has forced some students to try to catch up. Maryland Deputy Superintendent Carol Williamson said that while there is not data to show how far some students may be behind, there is research that shows once back in classrooms, they may need to catch up on three months to a year of lost learning…


Some of the options being considered to overcome what the state is calling “disrupted learning” are ideas being floated or used in other states. Summer programs, a longer school year or even year-round schooling are options under consideration. In the coming days, on its website, the Board of Education will begin hearing from the public on the ideas and accept others. Then, guidance on the best options will be provided to school systems across the state.