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Urgent funding needed to close learning gaps caused by coronavirus: report

Sarah Lansdown
Updated June 17 2020 - 3:48pm, first published June 15 2020 - 1:00am
Small-group tutoring could help disadvantaged students catch-up on learning after the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to pivot to remote learning. Picture: Shutterstock
Small-group tutoring could help disadvantaged students catch-up on learning after the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to pivot to remote learning. Picture: Shutterstock

The achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers widened at triple the usual rate during the period of remote learning forced by the coronavirus crisis, new analysis has found.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au