New Jersey gets nearly $3 billion to address pandemic learning loss
New Jersey got nearly $3 billion to address pandemic learning loss.
At Kearny High School, Sen. Bob Menendez met with parents and teachers to discuss the setbacks students face during virtual learning.
The state Department of Education says one third of students are below grade level in language, arts and math.
One parent told News 12 that the adjustment was a challenge.
"When he first went back to school it was very hard for him. He was behind and I've seen it with his reading. But we try to work from home and help him with the virtual learning at home. It was not easy," says president of Roosevelt Elementary school PTA, Jennifer Fonseca.
The Kearny School District received $11 million alone from the American Rescue Plan.
Now they recently hired an E.S.L coach, a social worker, and invested in other resources to support students in and outside of the classroom.