Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive |
Schools and classrooms across the nation need to implement systemic changes that support personalized and rigorous learning based on equitable practices, a group of education, business, advocacy and philanthropic leaders said in a report published last Thursday by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
Although the report outlines core component areas for school redesign improvements and specific steps to meet those recommendations, the leaders’ work is ongoing and will continue with the release of case studies of demonstration school districts and virtual forums to share success stories.
The report emphasizes a school system’s transformation is not a quick, one-time process, but rather a comprehensive multi-year, multi-layered and stakeholder-inclusive journey. However, the report urges school leaders to start the process now so a holistic redesign of the public school system can be reached by 2025.
Among the recommended areas for systemic change are:
– Attending to the social, emotional, cognitive, mental health and trauma-based needs of all learners.
– Diversifying the educator pipeline.
– Accelerated learning.
– High-quality early learning opportunities.
– Data collection and analysis regarding student learning.