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Erica Mandy



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Special Edition: Back to School - Teacher Shortages & Student Learning

• 15 min

Research shows many students are struggling to catch up after two years of interruptions to their learning. A new report shows kids will need to learn at a faster pace this year to catch up to where they should be academically. That’s based on math and reading scores from millions of elementary and middle school students across the United States. We’re speaking with one of the report’s authors, Dr. Karyn Lewis. She’s the director of the Center for School and Student Progress at the research-based nonprofit organization NWEA. Then later, we’ll speak with the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten. She explains where and why teacher shortages are happening across the United States and what can be done about it. NWEA report on student achievement in 2021-2022. ​​​This episode is brought to you by and Get ad-free episodes and support the show by becoming an INSIDER:

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