Grades, Attendance Stumble in Georgia Public Schools Amid Pandemic

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EDUCATION
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
7 min read
1272 words
Beau Evans
Jan 12, 2022
Key Points
  • State audit shows student test scores and grades fell across Georgia during the 2020-21 school year.
  • Enrollment fell by tens of thousands of students in Fall 2020 after schools closed and classes moved online.
  • The federal government is sending $4.2 billion to Georgia state and local school officials to address learning loss.
The dust has started settling on the damage done to Georgia’s 1.7 million public school students from COVID-19 – and the initial picture looks rough. Across the Peach State, teachers report their students have fallen months behind in their studies since the pandemic broke out. Thousands fewer students passed math and language-arts courses last school ...

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