Learning Loss: Solutions for students struggling with distance learning

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Bay Area students have spent a year distance learning, which is taking some off track, but there are solutions for struggling students.

As part of ABC7's Building A Better Bay Area, we're doing a deep dive into how Bay Area kids are being left behind by the learn-from-home situation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We're pulling data, talking to the people who are trying to find solutions and looking deep into what can be done to make sure kids don't fall behind.

Learning Loss Stories:

  • Loss of in-person class results in mental health pandemic for Bay Area students, families

  • Bay Area school district grapples with learning loss among students of color, low-income households

  • Chronic absences spike at Oakland school as students struggle to stay motivated during distance learning

  • As pandemic drags on, North Bay student's struggle with distance learning worsens

  • Bay Area teachers discuss learning loss with distance learning amid pandemic

  • College students forgo basic needs to afford textbooks during pandemic

  • 'Different reality': Why communities of color are staying in distance learning at disproportionately high rates

  • Distance learning hurt elementary school students' reading skills, Stanford study shows

  • Falling behind while distance learning isn't just an academic issue for students, families

  • Young East Bay sisters do distance learning from mom's work office as their school remains closed

  • Many Bay Area private schools received more COVID-19 relief per student compared to public schools, data shows


  • Watch "The Learning Loss" all this week on ABC7, the ABC7 Bay Area App, and ABC7's streaming apps.

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