"COVID-19 illuminated and intensified long-standing patterns of inequity and unmet needs across the nation — perhaps none more pronounced than those in our nation’s high schools.
The influx of one-time federal K-12 funding provides a unique opportunity to rethink how we organize resources so all high school students are well served, not just some. District and school leaders can take a “do now, build toward” approach to this work by choosing feasible, impactful starting points to address immediate recovery needs and designing longer-term changes with a sustainable vision in mind. They will need to figure out a combined set of actions for addressing areas of student need — and the specific changes in scheduling and staffing needed to enable and sustain improvement."
In our work supporting dozens of school systems across the country to maximize their efforts, we identified five ways that high schools need to look different to drive equity and excellence in both high school recovery and redesign. To learn more, read this op-ed from ERS President and CEO Karen Hawley Miles in Distriction Administration, detailing these strategies to help change schools for good.
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