by Keturah Proctor, Educator

If we are focused solely on “learning loss” and “academic deficits” then as a country, we have learned nothing at all from the past year. The concept of “learning loss” is being used to reflect the learning challenges students are experiencing as a result of virtual/hybrid learning configurations due to the impact of COVID-19.

It reflects a deficit lens, or a negative view when looking at student academic growth over the past year. Ultimately, using the term places the burden of the educational experience of the past year solely on the students to bear, especially underserved…

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