Five things learned from a decade of research on school closures
Chalkbeat reviewed 17 studies published over the last decade, which look at how closures affected students’ academic performance in different cities and states. They help answer a key question for those who fear closures hurt students academically — though they can’t capture other impacts of school closing on a community.
Here’s what we learned.
1. In many places, closures hurt students academically; in some others, they helped. Nationwide, closures appear to slightly lower test scores.