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Education Report: When students miss class time, learning suffers

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A series of winter storms in 2003 closed schools in Maryland for several days. University researcher — and a parent — Dave E. Marcotte started wondering if all those days of lost learning would affect students’ test performance. The results of his investigation might surprise you — or maybe not. Marcotte, with fellow U. of Maryland researcher Steven W. Hermelt, reviewed 20 years of state reading and mathematics test data to determine if missed school ...


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