We remain largely in the dark about what exactly students can expect to learn and what academic support they will receive for the rest of this challenging school year.
Recent survey data show growing support for in-person learning among Democrats, likely reflecting President Biden’s endorsement. More worrying, however, is that opinion remains deeply split along racial lines.
Community health, vaccination policies & local preference: How 100 districts are reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns
More than two-thirds of the 100 districts we reviewed are offering instruction fully or partially in person in February—nearly double the rate from just two months earlier.
We are honored to announce a set of grants to help school districts and their community partners launch learning hubs to support students this school year and to inform long-term change.
District and school leaders can no longer presume parents’ trust in schools, or forget that it must be constantly renewed during and after the pandemic.
Community-based organizations and adults beyond the teacher are playing an increased role supporting students and their families through the pandemic, but there is room for more learning pods to take advantage of their flexible nature to provide more well-rounded support.
Vanishing in plain sight: Districts face barriers identifying and serving students experiencing homelessness
We found that unhoused students were largely unmentioned in districts’ fall reopening plans, with only 10 percent of the district plans in our database addressing homeless supports.
Use the Canopy project interactive data portal to search for innovative schools by region, level, focus, and more.
Three new policy memos provide recommendations to start a discussion about how state leaders can ensure these shifts lead to better teaching, learning, engagement, and well-being for students.
School system leaders can draw lessons from small pandemic learning communities to better support their students’ well-being and learning.