Chicago Schools Grind into Action: Lessons from Chicago Public Schools’ COVID-19 Response Spring 2020
Chicago Public Schools
One of the nation’s largest districts serves millions of meals and launches an initiative to connect 100,000 students to high-speed internet while improving remote learning throughout the spring.
- Student attendance and effort increase when expectations (e.g., grades) are established and clearly communicated.
- The sheer size and complexity of large urban school districts makes crisis response challenging.
- Districts can strengthen central offices to set clear expectations and provide necessary support to schools while still allowing educators to address diverse needs of specific schools and communities.