The COVID-19 pandemic has led individuals across the nation to consider what changes will occur in the immediate and long-term future. The same wonderings apply to the K-12 space as students, families, and educators ponder the changes schools have already implemented during statewide closures and those they will make when schools eventually reopen and beyond.

As districts grapple with potential solutions—such as staggering student and staff schedules, opening school for some students (e.g., elementary) but not others, and reexamining attendance policies and academic calendars—it is important to remember that the best solution for one community may not be best for all communities. Ultimately, district and school leaders should make decisions that account for “public health guidance, the law, [their organization’s] mission and culture, and [their] community’s safety.”

However, to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and reopen schools safely, it is probable that districts and schools will deploy some form of hybrid learning or an unconventional schedule. At the same time, leaders need to consider what activities will be most effective in-person and which can be best translated to an alternative delivery format. To help district leaders navigate these new models for schooling, we creating this infobrief discussing:

  • Models of hybrid or blended learning to consider
  • The impacts of hybrid learning models on student outcomes
  • Alternatives to typical scheduling and in-person attendance

Download the brief today! 

Hanover Research