Education

Grantee-Partners Spearhead New Network to Support School Districts During COVID-19

National, philanthropically-supported initiative works to ensure K-12 school districts receive urgent customized guidance on how to successfully shift to remote learning and prepare for instruction in the fall and beyond.

The Learning Accelerator, a New Profit grantee-partner, has spearheaded the launch of the Always Ready For Learning Network, a coalition of leading education organizations from across the country that provide timely coaching and resources to help districts tackle the challenges most relevant to their communities and goals. In addition to The Learning Accelerator, the coalition includes three other New Profit grantee-partners in our Personalized Learning Initiative: Highlander Institute, PowerMyLearning, and Transcend. The founding partners of the Always Ready for Learning Network are mission-aligned organizations with deep experience in remote, online, and blended learning as well as the development of innovative school and system designs.

“The efforts being put forth by education leaders mobilizing for remote learning have been remarkable, but the learning curve remains steep and there is significant work ahead. Further, given budgetary impacts of COVID-19, the broader educational support community must move quickly to create ways for leaders to more equitably access the guidance and resources they need to move their communities forward.”

— Beth Rabbitt, CEO of The Learning Accelerator

Schools and system leaders can receive free hands-on support from the 11 network partners, including:

  • Free, individualized coaching based on what you need for anywhere, anytime learning;
  • Rapid 1:1 planning focused on implementing remote instruction and preparing for back-to-school, as well as access to high-quality resources for implementation;
  • Improved learning models over time, emphasizing differentiated, personalized approaches and the high-level conditions necessary for those models to succeed long-term.

We applaud the network partners for collaborating to provide timely, responsive support to school and district leaders as they navigate how to provide high-quality learning opportunities to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This innovative project is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Walton Family Foundation. Click here to learn more about the Always Ready for Learning Network.