Strong educational opportunities are fundamental to any region’s success. To objectively measure achievement in our region’s schools, we focus on our six community indicators based on proven research. These points along the education continuum are the keys to achieving our cradle-to-career vision and critical for the success of every child.
2020 District Reopening Strategies
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March, 2020, metro Atlanta school districts closed their buildings and transitioned to virtual learning for the remainder of the school year. While everyone is awaiting guidance from public health experts around reopening dates and processes, our region’s school districts have been busy preparing contingency plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. An important consideration in these plans is the projected learning loss students might experience as a result of schools’ abrupt transition to virtual learning; projections suggest that the region’s proficiency will drop by 3.6 points in ELA and 4.9 points in math.
In light of this, Learn4Life reviewed district strategy documents and interviewed metro Atlanta’s superintendents, who together are responsible for educating more than 600,000 students, to ask how they plan to deliver instruction in the coming months. The following is not a comprehensive list of every strategy, but rather a selection of innovative practices that have the potential to scale across the region.
Read the Summary of District Reopening Strategies here.
Read Quantifying the Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Metro Atlanta Student Proficiency.
Read the L4L 2020 Annual Report