By Dino Flammia at

School closures and limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic continue to result in a greater number of New Jersey students falling behind in math and English, according to a report released Tuesday by JerseyCAN.

The nonprofit, which advocates for high quality schools, is the first to conduct a statewide study quantifying learning loss over the past year.

By the end of the current academic year, an additional 143,000 students in grades 3 through 8 are expected to fall behind in English language arts, and an additional 129,000 are expected to fall behind in math, compared to spring 2019 when state assessments were last given, the report says.

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