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Learning Policy Institute reopening framework emphasizes reinvented approach to K-12 education

Education Dive |

The Learning Policy Institute recently released “Restarting and Reinventing School: Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond,” a framework outlining how policymakers and education decision makers can address how to safely, effectively and equitably deliver in-person and online education.

Specifically, the framework addresses how to:

  • Close the digital divide.
  • Strengthen distance and blended learning.
  • Assess students’ needs.
  • Ensure supports for SEL.
  • Redesign schools to promote stronger relationships.
  • Develop culturally responsive learning.
  • Create expanded time for learning.
  • Establish community schools and wraparound supports.
  • Prepare educators for reinventing school.
  • Leverage more school funding that is both adequate and equitable.

LPI President and CEO Linda Darling-Hammond, who co-authored the framework, said in a statement that the pandemic could be “a historic opportunity” for education leaders “to reinvent an antiquated and deeply inequitable system” and adopt “an entirely different approach — one that champions equity, authentic learning, and stronger relationships among educators, children, and families.”