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Education Stories from the Field Phase 3 Timeline Launched!

Education Stories from the Field Phase 3: Planning for Recovery and Accelerated Learning

The National Center has published the third installment of these Stories from the Field, with new information taken from interviews conducted in summer 2021. In this update, we catch up with our four state chiefs in April 2021 to hear about their biggest focus areas and concerns as they prepare to bring the 2020-21 school year to a close, prepare for an unusual summer, and lay the groundwork for 2021-22.

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After Action Reviews for Summer Learning Programs

After Action Reviews for Summer Learning Programs

This guide gives users the steps and content to conduct an After Action Review (AAR) about summer learning programs. An AAR can assist schools and districts to identify the lessons learned from previous summer and extended learning programs, as well as from current attempts at providing hybrid and remote learning. These lessons can then inform strategies for learning recovery to implement during the school year and subsequent summers.

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Secretary Cardona Launches the Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative

The Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative is a professional learning community that brings relevant stakeholders to the table to discuss how to build effective plans for high-quality, evidence-based summer learning and enrichment. The Collaborative, a partnership of the U.S. Department of Education with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Governors Association with support from the CCNetwork and other national partners launched with a National Convening in April 2021.

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New After Action Review Guide For Learning Recovery Plan

New After Action Review Guide For Learning Recovery Planning

This guide gives users the steps and content to hold an After Action Review about Learning Recovery programming. An After-Action Review (AAR) could assist schools and districts identify the lessons learned from previous summer and extended learning programs, as well as from current attempts at providing hybrid and remote learning. These lessons could then inform learning recovery strategies to implement during the summer and throughout the school year to assist students recover some of the lost learning.

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