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COVID-19: Toolkit for Districts and Schools

FACING THE CHALLENGE TOGETHER

From equitably meeting students' increased needs, to planning new budgets, to creating safe and effective models for hybrid and fully-remote learning — the options facing districts and schools are complex and the stakes are high. As the challenges of this pandemic continue to unfold, we're here to help district and school leadership teams move from reactive decision-making to doable plans, within your community's context. This page is our homebase for COVID-19 support.

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Tools You Can Use Right Now

COVID Comeback Models

Remote to In-Person School Transition

Education Resource Equity in 2020-21

Possible student groups, schedules, staff roles and more for district and school leaders planning for a safe shift to hybrid models.

 

 

 

 

 

A look at 3 district planning levers for increasing opportunities as schools begin to shift toward in-person learning (when it’s safe).

 

 

 

 

 

7 action areas to help district, school, and community leaders equitably serve students with the highest needs throughout this school year.


Five-Minute Reads

More Effective Distance Learning 
3 decisions that district leaders must make to implement effective distance learning models this fall

Remote School is Back
Organizing your district’s resources to meet remote learning realities

COVID CURRENT EVENTS

Each week, we collect news, articles, publications, and other items of interest related to COVID and school to inform our own work and to support districts during these challenging times. 

For more past updates, visit our News page.

COVID is constantly evolving. See past tools and publications.

BIG PICTURE ARCHIVE


  • Navigating the Moment  |  Bright spots and focus areas from school districts' early COVID-19 responses

SCHOOL DESIGN ARCHIVE


  • Decision Points  |  Guidance for choosing and adapting "COVID Comeback Models" 
  • Guiding Principles  |  10 principles to guide realistic, flexible planning that puts people first
  • Spotlight on Tulsa  |  How Tulsa Public Schools is using teams to create their back-to-school plans

BUDGET & STAFFING ARCHIVE


  • Handling Finances  |  2 questions about pay policies and roles from early school closures
  • Key Tradeoffs Calculator  |  A tool (and video guide) to assess the feasibility and tradeoffs of your district's school models
  • Capturing FY20 Savings (or Not)  |  How COVID-related spending and saving impacted school districts' end-of-year financial position — including next steps for districts and states

EDUCATION RESOURCE EQUITY ARCHIVE


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