How do schools go from recovery to reinvention in fall?
Schools, teachers and students are climbing out of their pandemic bunkers. How long will it take them to return to “normal” and what form will that take?
“I think we are talking about a half a decade response before we get back to, not normal operations — I think that will happen in the fall — but back to really shoring up student skills to where they could have been,” said James F. Lane, Virginia’s superintendent of public instruction.
Among seven speakers Wednesday on an all-star Southern Regional Education Board panel on post-COVID classrooms, Lane said the pandemic recovery, fueled by a historic infusion of federal funds in schools, ought to be a foray into innovation rather than a race to catch up students.
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