Expert knowledge and dialogue on the why, what and how of educational change is vital as we reflect on current events. Public education is a cornerstone of social change and more needs to be understood to drive future considerations for policy change. We will host regularly updated resources with informed perspectives, research, evidence, and spotlights on innovative approaches to education policy, planning, equity and rights.
Education Resources for our Public Education Future
Family-School Relationships Are the Missing Link in COVID-19 Era Education
A group of researchers from the Family-School Collaboration Design Research Project at the University of Utah provide 7 key steps to enhancing vital relationships with families during the COVID. “COVID-19 has made it more obvious that the public school system cannot fulfill its mission without families. This pandemic—along with the many overlapping pandemics our nation now faces, including racial, economic, political, and environmental injustices—has also heightened existing barriers between families and schools.”
Policy & Planning
Equity & Access
Rights-based social policy: Does our post-pandemic future need it?
The COVID-19 pandemic has put our democracy at a crossroads. The path we choose now will shape our future. Are we going to further strengthen our democracy and affirm our commitments to human rights, equity and justice? Or do we double-down on the pre-pandemic status quo?Article
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-Income Communities
Paper from Pathways to Education raises serious concerns about a widening achievement gap as a result of school closures or a move to online learning for thousands of students. Report says it is vital to recognize that some homes – and students – are better equipped for individual learning that others.Article
When Proximity is a Problem: What Reopening Means for Schools and Childcare Centres
Schools employ thousands of education workers, and educate and care for hundreds of thousands of children and young people. This article by York Professor, Vidya Shah and CCPA researcher, Erika Shaker, outlines all the components that must be taken into consideration as we plan for re-opening.Article