COVID-19 has altered education as we know it, and no one school has found the perfect approach to distance learning. Every school struggles with the dual priorities of sustaining student learning and ensuring students are safe, fed, and well, all outside of the school building.
However, some schools more quickly adopted promising practices in response to common challenges, offering lessons for other schools seeking to improve their distance learning models.
Promise in the Time of Quarantine: Exploring Schools’ Responses to COVID-19 highlights 12 district and charter schools from across the country:
- Breakthrough Public Schools (Ohio)
- Gentry School District (Arkansas)
- Hamilton Grange Middle School (New York)
- Impact Public Schools (Washington)
- Kairos Academies (Missouri)
- KIPP Columbus High School (Ohio)
- Nampa School District (Idaho)
- Rocketship Public Schools (California, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and D.C.)
- Steel City Academy (Indiana)
- Summit Sierra High School (Washington)
- Treasure Valley Classical Academy (Idaho)
- Uncommon Schools (Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York)