Washington D.C helps students affected by learning loss (includes video story)

Kids across the country have experienced so-called “learning loss” as a result of the pandemic. Washington, D.C. mayor, Muriel Bowser announced plans to increase the city’s high-impact tutoring programs to help students get back on track.

Co-founder and acting director of the Bob Moses Research Center for Math Literacy through Public Education at Florida International University, Joan T. Wynne, says those most affected by loss are kids from low-income families.

“The whole term learning loss [is questionable] because it’s so tied to the inequities,” said Wynne. “The students at the bottom suffer the most because they don’t have computers.”

At a news conference, Bowser said the grants are expected to help over 3,600 students.

Sabrina Beguiristain is a Florida International University student majoring in digital journalism. She is passionate about both visual and auditory media such as broadcasting and podcasts. In the near future, Sabrina hopes to produce creative forms of news to emphasize events and stories that should be shared.