Powerful school designs hinge on teacher innovation and we know innovation comes from solving difficult problems. There is no more difficult problem today than figuring out how to educate 50.7 million students in our nation’s public education systems during a highly disruptive, global health pandemic. Yet, prior to this crisis we already had many students struggling to meet grade-level standards.
If we want to ensure an innovative public education system built upon a core commitment of equitable access to quality public education for all students, then we need to focus public funds on two critical areas: 1) providing ubiquitous access to devices, connectivity, and high-quality digital content to close the digital divide, and 2) investing in teachers as innovators.
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