School closures affected disadvantaged students much more severely, study shows

Ireland“School closures have had a much more severe impact on students’ learning and motivation in disadvantaged secondary schools, a new ESRI study indicates. The research says school leaders fear a key outcome of the Covid-19 lockdown will be a widening of the gap between less well-off and more affluent students …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien and Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 26 June]

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