What We are Learning from Leading States about the Importance of Equitable Whole-Child Education Policy
By Kaylan Connally, CCSSO Program Manager, Student Expectations and Lindsay Kubatzky, NCLD Policy Manager
When the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the closure of school buildings in March 2020, America’s teachers went the extra mile to keep students learning however possible.
When the COVID-19 pandemic precipitated the closure of more than 132,000 K-12 public schools, it disrupted the lives of more than 50 million students and their families.
State and local education leaders around the country are tackling the tremendous and urgent task of planning, launching, and sustaining a strong school year in the wake of COVID-19 related school closures.
As state chiefs across the country work to conduct summer learning programming and planning for the fall, we hear a common refrain: While school may look different, our focus remains the same: Every student receives a high-quality education.