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COVID-19 Crisis Response Report: Pajaro Valley Unified School District
This report explains how PVUSD created a crisis response that prioritized the needs of its large Spanish-, Mixteco bajo- and English-speaking communities while serving every student in the district. Key takeaways include practices the district created to increase family engagement and outreach and improve instructional access for English learners.
At the beginning of the week of May 25th, 2020, we released a brief statement condemning the murder of Mr. George Floyd. As the week has progressed, Pivot Learning CEO Arun Ramanathan shared some personal reflections.
Equity at the Local Level: Early COVID-19 Response in California School Districts
Find out during this on-demand webinar, presented by Pivot Learning and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). To aid in both local and state decision-making, Pivot Learning and PACE have been documenting promising practices at school districts in California. In this webinar, we’ll highlight how two districts, Pajaro Valley Unified and Mother Lode Union, initially addressed students’ immediate needs following school closures and how they are approaching strategic planning for the months ahead.
We Need State Leadership to Re-Start K-12 Education
In a new article from EdSource, Arun Ramanathan, CEO of Pivot Learning, writes about state responsibility in the face of the pandemic. He writes, "The longer we stay in this situation, the more we will deepen the structural and racial inequities in our education system."
Resources for Reconnecting and Accelerating Student Learning
We at Pivot Learning, CORE, and Center for the Collaborative Classroom have taken this time to examine our own practices with a critical eye, looking for ways to better equip educators with the tools and support they need to connect with a diverse student population that has been adversely affected by school closures. When we look ahead, we understand school will likely look different in ways we cannot even imagine.