×

August 18, 2020Articles » Partnership for Children & Youth presents “No Longer Optional: Why & How Expanded Learning Partnerships are Essential to Achieving Equity in School Reopening & Recovery

Reopening schools in this chaotic environment in ways that center equity will unquestionably require an all-hands-on-deck approach. The massive task schools have in front of them is far beyond the capacity and resources they have at their disposal, and the systems of support they typically rely on are just as strained. While it is considered best practice during more normal times, it is now imperative that schools immediately and proactively reach out to partners in the community to enrich learning experiences for students, especially for low-income and English learner students who have been most negatively affected by the pandemic.

Partnership for Children & Youth released a new brief, No Longer Optional: Why and How Expanded Learning Partnerships are Essential to Achieving Equity in School Reopening and Recovery, outlining the challenges schools and districts are confronting during this unprecedented time, and the opportunities to partner with expanded learning programs to better meet the needs of students.

No Longer Optional PDF