Education Equity in Crisis: How to Address Learning, Promotions, Transitions and Grades in Light of School and College Closures
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented education equity crisis in California. Education leaders at schools and colleges across the state have closed their physical locations and begun to implement distance learning plans, doing their best to support their students and communities in these uncertain times.
Education leaders have a responsibility to support and protect all students, particularly those who are most vulnerable, through this crisis and beyond. Amid school and college closures, parents, families, and students deserve to know what instructional supports and resources are available to them.
Education Trust-West is calling attention to key issues that school and college leaders will encounter and offers recommendations for moving forward with equity at the forefront. To ensure this crisis does not widen opportunity gaps for students of color, students from low-income families, English learners, and students with disabilities, Ed Trust–West suggests education leaders consider the following:
- Meeting P-12 Students’ Learning Needs
- K-12 Grade-Level Promotion
- High School Graduation and Postsecondary Transition
- Course Grading Flexibility and Supports at Colleges and Universities
- Student Transitions and Progress at Colleges and Universities
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School and college leaders have a responsibility to support most vulnerable students and families through the COVID-19 pandemic. @edtrustwest shares key principles and actions education leaders should consider to ensure #EdEquity https://ctt.ac/duBx6+
The #COVID19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented education equity crisis in California. @edtrustwest shares recommendations for school and college leaders to address learning, transitions, and grades during these times https://ctt.ac/duBx6+