Information on what schools are doing nationwide to come back together for the 2020-21 school year.

***NEW***OCTOBER, 2020***
New Statewide Poll of California Parents Finds Satisfaction with Distance Learning Has Declined Significantly See the Findings

Getting Kids Back On Track: Supporting Students During the Covid-19 Crisis Through Individualized Success Planning Download the PDF

Preventing a Lost School Year: The Crucial Importance of Motivating Students and Engaging Families  a report from Stand for Children Leadership Center Download the PDF

Motivating Students Advisory from Stand for Children Leadership Center A Resource for Supporting Every Single Student All Year based on Phoenix Union High School District’s “Every Student Every Day” Approach Download the PDF

Grade Level Team Meeting Guide Student-focused grade or team meetings are an effective practice for identifying and intervening with students in need of additional academic or socio-emotional support. Download the PDF

Imagining September: New Resources for School Reopening Planning

Justin Reich and Jal Mehta from Harvard, ran a set of online design meetings with students and other stakeholders to imagine school re-opening plans for September. They just published two reports: one has seven design principles and 21 ideas for opening schools, and a second report for school leaders about running online student and multi-stakeholder design meetings. You can learn more about the reports on Justin’s Twitter feed.

When School Comes Home: How low-income families are adapting to distance learning

Access to a good education is not only a public good, it is the right of every American. Yet, the necessary move to distance learning has shown how precarious enacting this right is in time of pandemic-induced emergency. This report highlights how families within Los Angeles have coped with the imposition of distance learning. It shows that despite difficulties, families within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have found ways to ensure that their children can still access the educational resources provided by LAUSD. A report from the USC Rossier School of Education and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Download the Report (PDF)