Designing for Equity
After years of education system reforms that, at best, tinker at the system’s edges, generations of families and students remain systemically marginalized, underserved, underprepared, and undereducated, COVID-19 has only made starker and more urgent the unfinished work of ensuring that all students receive an excellent education. It is time to do something different.
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