Preparing for Post-COVID-19 Student Re-Engagement

Planning for Post-COVID-19 Student Re-Engagement brief

Districts across the country are currently preparing for the inevitable impacts of COVID-19 on learning loss, student engagement, and shifting learning standards. In planning for the upcoming school year, districts need to understand how extended remote learning will impact long-term student achievement and how educators should plan to re-engage students in traditional in-person education once […]

Best Practices in Monitoring Attendance and Engagement Across Environments

monitor student attendance and engagement in hybrid and virtual environments

Monitoring and supporting student attendance and engagement presented key challenges to districts as schools closed in spring 2020 due to COVID-19. According to the Center on Reinventing Public Education’s review of 477 districts nationwide, fewer than half monitored attendance or engagement after closing. If districts do not have clear policies or guidelines specifying when and […]

Academic Equity Workbook

Achieving equal outcomes for all students and implementing equitable practices are complex problems district leaders face, which are impacted by many school- and community-based factors. Districts must examine various academic metrics to determine whether there are gaps between different student sub-populations and provide more equitable distribution of resources and services to support the most disadvantaged […]

Equity Data Review Protocol Toolkit

Download this toolkit to: Explore components of data review protocols and best practices for analyzing student and district data through and equity lens; and Find tools and ready-to-use resources that data teams can incorporate into their data review process immediately Download the toolkit today!

Anti-Racism Discussion Guide

Anti-Racism Discussion Guide

It is imperative for districts and school leaders to cultivate anti-racist school systems that embrace diversity and advance equity. Nationwide uprisings against police brutality and movements like Black Lives Matter have recently catalyzed many districts to examine internal policies and push critical discussions with stakeholders regarding race, racism, and equity. District leaders across the country […]

How to Succeed in Distance Learning: 5 Tips for Families

How to Succeed in Distance Learning: 5 Tips for Families

Families face the monumental challenge of facilitating children’s learning in a remote environment. To aid families as they support their children in distance learning, we created How to Succeed in Distance Learning: 5 Tips for Families in collaboration with Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic Education (ULEAD). Download the tip sheet for recommendations in […]

Best Practices in Online Math and Reading Instruction

best practices in online math and reading instruction k-12

In Spring 2020, school districts across the United States closed schools and transitioned to online learning following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent report by the World Bank estimates that five months of school closures may decrease the effective years of schooling from 7.9 years to between 7.0 and 7.6 years. Furthermore, nearly […]

Action Guide: Characteristics of High-Performing Schools

k12 characteristics of high performing schools

High-performing schools see groups of stakeholders engaged in various forms of collaboration, including principals and other school leaders involving staff in school governance; teachers and other instructional staff forming communities of practice to strengthen student learning; and principals, other school leaders, and staff partnering with families, public agencies, businesses, and other community members to expand […]

School Staff Self-Care During COVID-19

School Staff Self-Care During COVID-19

Districts across the country were able to quickly transition to distance learning as a result of COVID-19 related school closures but remain concerned about the social-emotional well-being of their staff members. Because districts value self-care for staff and believe self-care has become particularly important during the pandemic, we created this info-brief, School Staff Self-Care During […]

Best Practices for Addressing Challenges in Special Education in Distance Learning

Best Practices for Addressing Challenges in Special Education in Distance Learning

As the nation moves closer to the anticipated start of the 2020-21 school year, state, district, and school leaders have weighed the tradeoffs of various reopening scenarios (e.g., fully virtual, fully in-person, hybrid). Compounding the issues affecting all students, families, and staff, continuity of special education programming and related services for students with disabilities represents […]