Back to School in the Era of COVID-19: Uncertainties, Complexities, and Emerging Plans

Meeting 41
June 15-16, 2020 

By forcing the suspension of in-person learning across California, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the conditions in which teaching and learning take place. As districts reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year, they do so in the face of tremendous complexity. The June 2020 meeting of the California Collaborative on District Reform created space for participants to explore both the daunting challenges and the promising opportunities to embrace innovation and more effectively address student needs. Among the dimensions of reentry that anchored the meeting conversation, meeting participants considered strategies for designing high-quality and equitable instructional experiences, approaches to ensure the social and emotional well-being of students and adults alike, and principles of powerful leadership in times of crisis. Resources from the meeting are available below.

Meeting 41 Summary

Briefing Book