Covid: As students return to school, teachers find unprecedented learning loss

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Covid: As students return to school, teachers find unprecedented learning loss

With schools reopening across the country after a year-and-a-half, teachers from different states and Union Territories (UTs) said that they are observing “unprecedented” loss in learning levels among students, specifically among those who were not in regular touch with their schools due to the digital divide. Several teachers and principals said, in interviews, that not only did students forget what they learnt before the Covid-19 pandemic — which forced the country to shut all educational institutions in March 2020 — but they are also showing several psychological and behavioural changes. Teachers also observed more loss of learning among students who did not have access to online learning during this time.