Saturday, October 29, 2022

DeSantis Rips ‘lockdown’ New York, California as He Touts Florida State Exam Results; NY Parents Rip Schools After Test Scores Show Historic COVID Setbacks, and other C-Virus related stories

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DeSantis rips ‘lockdown’ New York, California as he touts Florida state exam results:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis touted the performance of Sunshine State students on a national standardized exam Monday — and ripped “lockdown” New York for its extended shuttering of schools during COVID.
DeSantis controversially reopened classrooms far earlier than most other states during the coronavirus crisis, arguing that their continued closure would hinder learning.
The Republican cited new results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress as an affirmation of his approach.
“In Florida our 4th grade students rank #3 in Reading and #4 in Math, achieving top 4 in both English and Math for the first time in state history, while lockdown California and New York aren’t even in the top 30,” DeSantis said in a statement.
The NAEP exams are the only standardized tests administered nationally, and allow for state to state comparisons.
DeSantis attributed Florida’s showing to the resumption of in-person learning. --->READ MORE HERE
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NY parents rip schools after test scores show historic COVID setbacks:
Concerned New York parents ripped schools on Monday for not offering more support amid the COVID-19 remote learning saga — as new data known as the “nation’s report card” revealed the pandemic erased decades of progress for US kids.
Across the country, math test scores recorded the largest ever decline in history, while reading scores hit a 30-year low, according to the results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
“COVID had us behind in a lot of things,” Jolene Mckee, a mom-of-six who has two sets of twins at Brooklyn’s PS 13, told The Post.
John Fraiberg, a Long Island father-of-three, said that “kids regressed” throughout the pandemic due to the lack of in-person learning.
“Last year was tough,” he said of his son’s experience returning to Harborfields High School in Suffolk County after months of trying to carry out his Individualized Educational Plan remotely.
“He’s currently behind, failing a class, and struggling with math… I think kids regressed. It’s almost as if they missed a year of school.” --->READ MORE HERE
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