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Inequality is the biggest story in education. We investigate disparities and solutions that might close the gaps. We’re a nonprofit and provide this in-depth independent journalism to you for free…

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The science of catching up

No catch-up strategy can possibly benefit all students. But studies do point toward which strategies are most effective, how they can best be implemented — and what approaches might be a waste of time and money.

We know what will work to help kids catch up after the pandemic’s unprecedented disruptions to education. This series of stories explores how schools and districts have embraced best practices for back to school.

VOICES: Students, teachers, principals and experts weigh in

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