(Charts are sourced from McKinsey that analyzed Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready in-school assessment results of more than 1.6 million elementary school students across more than 40 states.)
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, School Board member HyunJu Kwak posted some interesting information on the learning loss suffered by students during the pandemic . This is exactly what school board members should be focused on, not trying to figure out how to get teachers more perks and days off .
Over the years the Ridgewood School system has devoted far too much time and energy toward self aggrandizement by administrators and teachers and far too little attention devoted to actual learning .Last summer’s marches in the central business district focused a spotlight on the lack of critical thinking skills by so many young people .
Current board member and candidate Kwak focus on addressing the Pandemic related learning loss needs to be a key focus of the district and is very welcome and a reminder that education is about student learning , not teachers contracts and fawning over pet spending initiatives .
Commenting on Facebook Ms. Kwak said , “We need to assess the gap, strategize, and implement solutions. We need to ensure funds are preserved for this critical purpose.”