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    Lina Bankert
    Mike Boone
    Indira Dammu
    Hailly T.N. Korman
    Liz McNamee

    The path to and through college is not easy or guaranteed, and COVID-19 has only exposed the faultlines along the journey. Reimagining the Road to Graduation, a new resource from Bellwether Education Partners, tells the stories of five students whose postsecondary plans were affected by the pandemic, and their efforts to stay on track.

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    Bonnie O'Keefe
    Alex Spurrier
    Jennifer O'Neal Schiess
    Hailly T.N. Korman
    Melissa Steel King
    Allison Crean Davis
    Indira Dammu
    Juliet Squire
    Ashley LiBetti

    COVID-19 has presented new challenges for schools and families to grapple with when it comes to student learning — but the pandemic also has illuminated shortcomings and missed opportunities that have long been present in our education system. Now, nearly a year after schools across the country first shut down due to the pandemic —and as more communities eye the possibility of a return to full-time, in-person learning — a new series of briefs from Bellwether offers guidance on how the education sector can recenter and rebuild in the wake of COVID-19.

    "From Pandemic to Progress: Eight Education Pathways for COVID-19 Recovery" puts forth a suite of ambitious but achievable pathways for education leaders and policymakers to follow to re-engage in complex policy questions and rebuild education as the country begins to emerge from the pandemic. Drawing on the breadth of Bellwether's unique expertise and diversity of viewpoints, this series offers a take on what we'll need in the years ahead to create a sector that can provide students with the high-quality education and supports they need and deserve to be successful.

  • Publication
    Tresha Ward
    Indira Dammu

    A series of interviews with school leaders who are guiding their schools through the COVID-19 pandemic. Three dynamic school leaders share lessons learned and promising practices they've discovered to help meet students' academic, social, and emotional needs.

  • Publication
    Kelly Robson
    Juliet Squire
    Indira Dammu

    Over the last 25 years, the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) has invested nearly $5.3 billion into the charter school sector, directing funds to schools in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Approximately 60% of students in CSP grantee schools are from low-income backgrounds and 64% are Black or Hispanic. The CSP has played a critical role in helping the charter sector grow to its current size, serving 3.3 million students in 7,500 schools nationwide. This publication offers an in-depth analysis of the CSP and how it has evolved to better meet the needs of charter schools and the families and communities they serve.

  • Media
    Indira Dammu

    Indira Dammu discusses three ways that COVID-19 impacts teachers of color and how schools and districts can help.

  • Media
    Indira Dammu

    The city's many at-risk youth are in danger of being forgotten amid Nashville's budget crisis.

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    Indira Dammu
    Max Marchitello
    Hailly T.N. Korman

    This resource library includes specific and tactical recommendations on how to support students who are engaged with systems of care — such as the foster care system, health and human services, and immigration — during COVID-19.