Kansas Schools Build Resilience amid Redesign
Since the launch of a school redesign project in 2017, more than 160 Kansas schools have volunteered to reimagine their learning models in a state-led, multiyear process. The pandemic tested the mettle of early adopters, but many say their redesign work prepared them well for the transition to distance and hybrid learning in 2020.
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