The State Department of Education has released aggregate data from 2020-21 standardized assessments that show students who attended school in-person scored higher than did those learning under a remote or hybrid model.
“Last year was probably one of the most challenging teaching years of my life,” CEA President Kate Dias told NBC Connecticut. “What you do in a classroom doesn’t just pick up and move to an online format.”
She said that students may need more help and support this year than in years past, but teachers are professionals and are trained to meet their students where they are and help them get to where they need to be.
“Every year a teacher walks into their room and looks at the beautiful faces of the children and sees who they are today and says, ‘Where are we going to have you at the end of this year,’” she said.
Watch the full interview.
Dias will also be on NBC Connecticut’s Face the Facts show, which airs this Sunday at 10 a.m.