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.


October 2020
A trio of crises—the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting financial instability, and racial injustice—has disrupted learning environments and the relationships, structures, and supports that students depend on to thrive. The consequences are far-reaching,... Read more »
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 »


December 02 2020
Meeting 42 December 2-3, 2020  We will continue our exploration and collective problem-solving in response to the educational challenges and heightened inequities engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those challenges have certainly not... Read more »
June 04 2020
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... Read more »