“People keep saying, ‘We just need to get back to normal.’ Going back to normal for the kids who are most vulnerable is not a solution, because normal was where the problem was.”
It is more important than ever for us to take a hard look at what we do and do not know about how to intervene effectively and how to best accelerate student learning. Otherwise, we run the risk of the triple threat of expanded inequity: inequity was already there, the pandemic and time out of school makes it worse, and our response to increased inequity makes it even worse. We need to be sure the treatment for the problem of expanded inequity does not slow the learning trajectory for the very students who need acceleration.
We are conducting a series of interviews with content experts, researchers, and leading practitioners to consider the question:
What do we know about what works and what does not work to intervene effectively and accelerate student learning?
We will dig into the research, the debates, and the evidence in search for common ground. At the end of this series, we will synthesize what we have learned and share a framework that can point towards action in both practice and policy.
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Now, more than ever, we need to come together and learn from each other in ways that will ready us for the unprecedented challenges ahead. We engage with content experts, researchers, and leading practitioners and share what we learn with the field.