“We must make up for lost time” in schools
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday that schools across the country must act urgently to help millions of students who have fallen behind during the pandemic. “We have to make up for lost time,” he said.
Striving to keep schools open is no longer enough, Cardona said in a speech outlining his priorities. He urged schools to use billions of dollars in federal aid to expand mental health tutoring and counseling, and to close the achievement gaps that have widened during the coronavirus pandemic.