Implementing a Restorative Restart by Planning for the Four Ts

Time, Talent, Training, and Technology/Materials
Summary

This fall, schools and districts will likely return to full in-person instruction amid a lingering pandemic while being faced with the challenge of addressing heightened student academic and wellness needs associated with lost learning opportunities, extended periods of isolation and physical distancing, and other challenges students encountered during the pandemic. Though the demands on schools will be high, the resources available to schools will also be considerable, with state and federal dollars filling many district coffers to a level previously unmatched.

Utilizing COVID-19 Recovery Funds to Serve English Learners in California

Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos
Summary

This commentary provides California’s K–12 education leaders 10 recommendations for utilizing COVID-19 recovery funds to serve English learner students. It is important for leaders to act boldly and innovatively to begin to reimagine K–12 education, in particular for English learners, whose learning has been yet more negatively affected by the pandemic than that of their English-speaking peers.

April 30, 2021 | EdSource

Like a Category 4 hurricane, Covid-19 has undermined the state’s newly built California School Dashboard and system of state and county support for schools deemed to need help for poor performance. It could be a few years before the system...

April 30, 2021 | The Free Lance-Star

THe ability to read fluently and comprehend what you read is, hands down, the most important academic skill a child needs to master to be successful in school and later in adult life. There is no substitute for a lack...

April 9, 2021 | IEEE Spectrum

Make lemonade from those lemons, says those who worked on report from National Academies. The pandemic hurt productivity, boundary control, networking, and mental well-being for women in STEMM. And because women are underrepresented in the STEMM fields, they found themselves...

February 28, 2021 | Davis Enterprise

UC Davis LIVE hosted a roughly 40-minute webcast about COVID-19 and education, covering topics including distance learning, how the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities and student learning loss.