It’s hard to believe, but school is already back in session in some parts of the country. Others are gearing up to return in the coming weeks. It’s safe to say we still aren’t back to “normal,” but the bigger question many of us have been weighing is, should we ever be exactly as we were before?
The last two school years laid bare the many inequities that affect K-12 schooling as well as the many incredible strengths of our educators, youth workers, young people and families. With billions of dollars in new federal recovery funding for education, we have the chance to address inequities and maximize strengths—we have the chance to do something big. Including redefining when, where, how and with whom kids learn.
BellXcel Board Member and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville has long advocated for reinventing K-12 education. It felt like a great time to sit down with Paul and get his latest thinking on what stays and what goes. What opportunities do we have as we launch the new school year? What’s holding us back? How can we maximize public investments? Read our insightful Q&A here.
And, don’t forget to check out SCRI’s Greatest Hits on our social media channels for a roundup of our top resources from the past year. You never know what you might have missed!