Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

Math and reading scores for America's 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study—offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks ...

Belonging helps Black, Latino students feel engaged

A new study led by a North Carolina State University researcher found that a group of predominantly Black and Latino sixth-graders reported they were more likely to pay attention, work hard and participate in class discussions ...