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With Possible Student Slump, State Weighs Next Steps

If the mid-March switch to distance learning started an academic slide, what will it take to regain students’ lost ground?. That’s a question Oklahoma education officials, like those around the country, are grappling with. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said this week the department is beginning to plan what will be needed to reopen schools based on “multiple scenarios.” And she suggested that despite the current distance-learning effort, students generally will suffer a loss in academic progress: “The next phase focuses on recovery of the ground lost amid the crisis.”
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Your contribution is appreciated. Before joining Oklahoma Watch in 2012, Fritze worked at The Arizona Republic for 20 years in various positions, including business, metro and national editor, as well as a senior reporter. More by David Fritze.