Two years of disruptions to schooling, coupled with recession and other pandemic-induced effects, appear to have widened preK-12 educational inequality. In particular, low-income students of color fell further behind their higher income White peers than they were pre-pandemic, on average, with the largest declines in math achievement. High-dosage tutoring is a strategy uniquely suited to the moment, and state education leaders would be hard pressed to find another intervention backed by as large and rigorous a research base.
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