COVID-19 and our nation’s reckoning on racial justice is calling on all of us—from state to local leaders, teachers, parents, students and advocates—to transform schools and districts as we know them. Our education system cannot “go back to normal” because the prepandemic normal was not working for all students. We can instead reimagine and rebuild an education system where equity is at the center of every single decision.
There is one bold move districts can make in the coming months. Every California district should take 6 weeks to offer students, families, and educators a restorative restart. During this time, district and school leaders and staff should prioritize the following practices and then continue to expand them year round.
This brief, released by a wide-ranging coalition of California organizations, outlines steps school districts and schools can take now to rebuild and recover to meet and support the social-emotional and academic needs of students and lay the groundwork for long term systemic transformation.
A wide-ranging coalition of education, community, and research organizations from across California have come together to craft and endorse this vision for reimagining and rebuilding schools.
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