Inflexion recently hosted a fascinating online session with four visionary school administrators to find out how they’re leading through the trials of distance learning. They shared how their large, diverse California and Oregon high schools are continuing to make progress on school equity issues at a time of chaos.
Watch highlights from the Innovating for Equity Panel
Five strategies school leaders are using
Here are five strategies they’re focused on so students furthest from opportunity don’t fall even further behind in the era of distance learning. We’ve included “try this” tactics these leaders are using with success. They are approaches that don’t require schools to put lots of new processes or structures in place—but can make a very big difference for students.
An historic moment for American schooling
The coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on inequities in access to good education. But it’s also presented schools with a golden opportunity to rethink their curricula and systems. Schools have a chance to examine whether their content is student centered, and if they are truly supporting the needs of ALL students. Yes, social distancing, school disruption, and unrest are adding to the stresses on the disadvantaged and the differently abled. The silver lining is that schools can use this moment to reimagine who they are and what students really need to know.