Curriculums need a ‘refresh’ to fight COVID learning losses

“That kind of disengagement in academics, even if you maybe have those supports, can lead to even more severe problems — dropping out, not going to college, not graduating high school down the line.” says Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, professor of history at the New School. Photo by Shutterstock.

U.S. school kids lost two decades of reading and math progress, largely because of COVID-induced remote classes, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Around 80% of high schoolers get fewer than eight hours of sleep per night, and research shows they need more to maintain good mental health. A new California law mandating later school start times might help.

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At the U.S. Open, Serena Williams, who’s on the brink of retirement, beat the odds against rising star Anett Kontaveit, who’s ranked No. 2 in the world.