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Double whammy: Dropping test scores and ‘pandemic learning loss’

Masked students outside their closed school, which shut down because of COVID-19. (Photo: Falon Koontz, via Shutterstock)

The first standardized school testing since the pandemic has confirmed what parents knew all along – Covid shutdowns and remote learning hurt student performance and wiped out years of improvement. Repairing the damage won’t be easy. “Pandemic learning loss” presents a unique set of problems for which educators have no playbook.


California schools adopting propane-powered buses

A California school bus powered by propane. (Photo:

In the last decade, numerous California school districts have adopted propane-based school buses in an attempt to eliminate costs and toxic emissions. Since 2013, the Elk Grove Unified School District near Sacramento has added 16 propane buses to its fleet and expects up to 12 more in the next month.

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