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Centering Equity and Ensuring Whole-Child Well-Being: Pandemic Recovery in Garden Grove

Meeting 45
November 29-30, 2021

In some respects, this meeting marks progress toward a semblance of normalcy, as districts across the state have offered full-time in-person instruction since school resumed in August. Nevertheless, the vestiges of the pandemic continue to shape student learning opportunities. Collaborative meetings have repeatedly emphasized the threats to students’ physical, mental, social, and emotional health during this time period. Especially concerning are the additional layers of struggle for students living in poverty, for students in immigrant families, and for students of color that exacerbate disparities between the most vulnerable members of our communities and their more advantaged peers. This meeting will therefore directly address matters of overall student well-being, with particular attention to issues of equity. 

Meeting 45 Summary

Supplemental Materials

Briefing Book

Policy and practice briefs produced as an outcome from Meeting 45.

policy statement letter

  Letter to the CDE and SBE about Community Schools
  January 2022

Community schools emphasize both the holistic and coordinated nature of improvement efforts that can make a difference for students. The California Community Schools Partnership program is an important and welcome investment from the state, but aspects of the current environment and traditional patterns of policymaking in the state could undercut the potential for achieving and sustaining coherent implementation at the local level. This letter from incoming and outgoing California Collaborative chairs Joel Knudson and Jennifer O’Day offers three considerations for finalizing the details of the community schools grants program to increase the likelihood of realizing its admirable goals.

Community Schools Letter