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We Have Six Service Areas

Bill Durbin
Sherri Geng
Jeff Schulz

With school opening just weeks away in many parts of the country, leaders need a detailed level of support — and a plan — to start the school year in the midst of a global pandemic.

Our complementary new resource, “Completing Your 2020-2021 Reopening Plan: A Practical Workbook for School Leaders,” includes all of the components of a reopening plan, offers questions school leaders should address, and links to concrete resources and examples of completed plans as guides.

We hope this new workbook provides helpful structure to an incredibly complex challenge and helps school leaders make more progress, faster.

Download the tool here to access templates to use or modify.

Max Marchitello
Hailly T.N. Korman

The coronavirus pandemic will have a profound, lasting impact on students, particularly those who are already marginalized. This includes students in foster care, those in juvenile detention facilities, or those experiencing homelessness.

Justin Trinidad
Hailly T.N. Korman

More than 400,000 youth are currently in foster care in the United States, many of whom experience significant obstacles in their lives, ranging from frequent transitions between homecare placements and schools to unmet physical and mental health needs. Youth in foster care experience a number of common obstacles in accessing school choice: lack of transportation to remain in their school of origin, narrow definitions of sibling preference that leave out children in foster care, and insufficient information available to adults in their lives.

Blog Post

Watch captioned video or read a complete transcript of Bellwether's conversation with Jeb Bush, John B. King, Jr., and Carissa Moffat Miller.