To close pandemic academic gaps, experts point to a ‘cascade’ of skills young kids will need to work on
Sign up here for LA School Report’s newsletter At his Kumon Math and Reading Center Franchise in San Antonio, Sarit Kapur is used to working with kids who are at risk of falling behind. Now, said the tutor, after the effects of the pandemic, not only is the risk a reality, but the gap is...
By Bekah McNeel | April 13, 2022
Latino superintendents: ‘Going back to normal’ not their goal after coronavirus crisis
Richard Carranza, chancellor of New York City public schools, says he doesn’t allow people to talk about “going back to normal.” Normal, he said in a virtual convening hosted by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, was a system in which social and economic privilege determined too much about the quality of a student’s...
By Bekah McNeel | May 5, 2020
Being kind online takes on new urgency as socially isolated kids and teens find it’s their only destination
For years, parents and educators have been worried about how kids interact with each other online. Now, online is all they have. The COVID-19 outbreak has kids contained in their homes, attending school online, minimizing face-to-face contact and missing their friends. In the age of social distancing, experts say, families need to pay extra attention...
By Bekah McNeel | April 9, 2020
Educators using 2019 diversity report to show districts how they can better support teachers of color
In West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kimberly Eckert felt as if she had been beating the same drum for years: Teaching is a challenging profession. Being a person of color in the United States is challenging, in a whole different way. Put them together and, for many, the obstacles are insurmountable. Eckert had been tasked with strengthening...
By Bekah McNeel | February 11, 2020