Children suffer huge learning setbacks during pandemic

By Collin Binkley
Updated December 5 2023 - 9:45pm, first published 9:41pm
Pandemic disruption was a big factor but not entirely to blame for learning setbacks, a report says. (AP PHOTO)
Pandemic disruption was a big factor but not entirely to blame for learning setbacks, a report says. (AP PHOTO)

Students around the world suffered historic setbacks in reading and maths during the COVID-19 pandemic, with declines in test scores so widespread that the US climbed in global rankings simply by falling behind less sharply, a new study finds.

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