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David Blazar Speaks on Learning Loss from Virtual Learning

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Professor David Blazar speaks on learning loss in Maryland due to virtual learning 

Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Economics David Blazar recently talked to ABC7 News about the decline in student expectations in Maryland because of virtual learning. Data shows a decrease in Maryland students reaching academic expectations in Math and English, and Blazar attributes this to the swift, unprepared switch to online learning. 

“It is often about interpersonal relationships between students between teachers and students and of course a lot of that is lost in online environments,” said Blazar. 

In addition to being an assistant professor, Blazar is the Faculty Director of the Maryland Equity Project, an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy, and an Affiliate at the Maryland Population Research Center. He received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in quantitative policy analysis in education with a disciplinary focus on economics.