Math and reading scores among American children had been declining for roughly 30 years pre-pandemic. However, after COVID-19 lockdowns left children enduring months of virtual learning, many students now suffer from “COVID learning loss.” As scores in American schools continue to plunge, educators and administrators are working to reverse the damage the pandemic has done to struggling students. Former school administrator Mary Cantwell and former teacher Brooke Ooten have teamed up to create Enriched, a literacy education program dedicated to improving students’ reading and writing skills. They join the Rundown to discuss how their program is helping children across the country, what additional factors are negatively impacting children’s learning and why school districts must be more responsible with funding.
This month marks one year since Gabby Petito was murdered by her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. The case has received significant international attention and sheds light on the prevalence of domestic violence across the nation. Last week, lawyers for Gabby Petito’s parents announced that they will file a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab Police Department for failing to adequately protect Petito during a police intervention that occurred days before her death. Former prosecutor and FOX Nation host Nancy Grace has been covering crime for more than two decades. She joins to break down the importance of proper police intervention and identification of victims and abusers, the sexism involved in the handling of domestic violence cases, and her investigation into whether a Philadelphia teacher’s death was a suicide or murder in her latest FOX Nation special, ‘Teacher Death Mystery.’
Plus, commentary by National Security Expert, Dr. Rebecca Grant.