New Jersey 101.5: 272,000 students fall behind in school, NJ pandemic report finds
According to a recent article from New Jersey 101.5, New Jersey students are falling behind as schools continue to stay closed.
"School closures and limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic continue to result in a greater number of New Jersey students falling behind in math and English, according to a report released Tuesday by JerseyCAN."
"In just the first half of the 2020-21 school year, when buildings were first able to reopen to in-person learning, New Jersey students in grades 3 through 8 lost 30% of expected learning in language arts and lost 36% of expected learning in math, the report suggests."
Republican frontrunner for governor, Jack Ciattarelli, released the following statement in response to recent reports:
"Students and parents across the state are suffering, and Governor Phil Murphy continues to leave them behind," said Ciattarelli. "While New Jerseyans struggle with Phil Murphy's mismanagement of the pandemic, we need our kids back in the classroom. Let's safely open schools, and let's do it now."
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