Assuming districts’ attention will soon turn to commencement celebrations, summer learning, and fall contingency planning, it is not clear how much more progress will be made on remote learning this school year.
Check-ins could help schools establish lines of communication, instill a sense of normalcy, and understand students’ needs.
Florida’s fast, fairly consistent rollout of remote learning highlights some unsung policy and leadership achievements that deserve more attention.
As states set out to navigate uncharted waters, it would be easy to overlook some tools that states already have available to them to respond to the crisis.
The situations are not identical, but post-COVID educators need to know what post-Katrina educators tried and what they learned.
States play critical roles in driving school and district responses to school closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We examined whether and how states are fulfilling that role.
“We Should Have Been Working This Way All Along”: School District Central Offices Embrace Change in Crisis Response
Recent conversations with district leaders in Texas suggest some central offices are rising to the moment—and, in the process, rethinking how they do business.