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Blend Extra: Navigating the COVID-19 Academic Slide

How Varsity Tutors Can Help!
Posted at 1:57 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 14:57:23-05

Report cards are coming out around the country -- it's then that parents will realize that the "COVID Slide" is real.

From midsummer through the first quarter of the new school year, the Varsity Tutors Learning Lab has been diagnosing "next grade readiness" in Math, Science, and English Language Arts skills for tens of thousands of students beginning a new grade. From this data, the company has been able to identify the beginnings of a COVID-induced academic slide, seeing bigger gaps in foundational skills.

Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer at Varsity Labs, joins us to discuss the slide's impact and how they can help students fill the gap in their daily education.