Remote learning during Chicago coronavirus pandemic creates added challenges

Khan Academy offers free lessons in math, science, humanities

ByKay Cesinger WLS logo
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Our Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Students in Chicago and many in the suburbs have been out of the classroom for months now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But a recent report by McKinsey and Company found that with remote learning, students -- on average -- are likely to have experienced nine months of learning loss in math.

Students of color could be up to a year behind.

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Elaine Allensworth, director of the University of Chicago's Consortium on School Research, joined Our Chicago Sunday to talk about this and what can be done going forward after the kids' winter break.

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Sal Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform with free lessons in math, science and humanities in 46 languages also joined the show.

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