Recent test data of 4.4 million US students positively shows online learning has had little impact on reading and has only somewhat slowed gains in math. Unfortunately, nearly 25% of students didn’t take the MAP test this year, and these students are “more likely to be black and brown, more likely to be from high-poverty schools and more likely to have lower performance in the first place.”

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Wondering why you are exhausted after a day of classes or meetings on Zoom? Zoom fatigue is real, and it’s backed by science. No matter how good your internet is, there is a slight delay in the video – the communication isn’t in real time, even though it seems like it is. Our brains pick up on the fact that things aren’t quite right and look for ways to overcome that lack of synchrony. Our brains have to work harder over Zoom!