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Boston Globe - For schoolchildren struggling to read, COVID-19 has been a wrecking ball

By Sarah Carr


"Kids who struggle to read after their early elementary years risk educational ruin. Even when there’s not a pandemic shuttering school buildings, these students face enormous challenges catching up. Most require a specialized form of reading remediation that even available and engaged parents-turned-tutors seldom can master.
For struggling readers, especially those from lower-income families, America’s response to the coronavirus has amounted to a double whammy."


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