The call for improved digital equity in K12 education takes on many forms within a school district. While much focus has been on improving broadband access to students homes, an area of digital equity that often gets overlooked is how we parents are expected to engage with their children’s school.
“There is a significant amount of learning loss that we’re going to have to adjust and account for to give kids what they morally deserve.”
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures have made it necessary for Texas K-12 public districts to reevaluate their 2020-2021 academic calendar. Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath noted
The disruption to K-12 education across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented leaving many districts searching for ways to deliver their continuous learning plans and support families as they transition to distance learning.
The landscape of Texas education has changed drastically in the past two months. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of districts across the state, administrators and educators had to react quickly to deliver traditional learning in an online format.