Monday, April 19, 2021
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Learning Loss & Reading

Putnam Co Director of Schools Corby King discusses learning loss caused by COVID

As the state legislature prepared for a special session on education, figures about learning loss came forward. For example, Tennessee third graders – a 50% drop in reading, a projected 65% drop in math proficiency with COVID one of the main reasons. But what do the numbers really mean? Is the data there to show that kind of learning loss? Putnam County’s Director of Schools is Corby King.

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