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In 2020, school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the conditions in which students learn and experience schooling. Shifts in approaches to instruction and other student supports have required all members of our school communities to learn and adapt rapidly, but the negative effects of these changes have been most pronounced for those vulnerable students historically underserved by K-12 public education.

The Collaborative has been actively learning from emerging district strategies, connecting district leaders with one another, and elevating both concerns and promising practices as school systems strive to provide students with the high-quality learning environment they need and deserve.

April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic creates unprecedented conditions for K-12 teaching and learning, and education leaders everywhere are working quickly to make the best policy decisions possible. Knowing that the current context is dramatically different than… Read More

March 2021 - March 2021

**Perry, M., Khalilnaji-Otto, N., & Brackenridge, K. (2018). Summer learning – A smart investment for California school districts. Policy Analysis for California Education. Available at… Read More

March 2021 - March 2021

Meeting 43
March 4-5, 2021 We meet in a time of great hope, as the availability of vaccines offers a response to the disruption and destruction that COVID-19 has wreaked on our families and communities. We also meet in the context of… Read More