Sluggish growth in math scores for U.S. students began before the pandemic but has snowballed into an education crisis. These stories highlight the stakes, as well as potential solutions.
More than 1 in 3 high school students have historically reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. In many communities, those numbers have skyrocketed during the pandemic . But in some places, educators and others are experimenting with new ways to address students’ mental health needs — or reinvent old strategies.