Districts embrace in-person learning pods for marginalized students
- An increasing number of school districts are adopting in-person learning pods for lower-income families and vulnerable populations, according to Robin Lake, director for the Center on Reinventing Public Education, who hosted a virtual panel on the trend last week.
- Indianapolis School District, for example, repurposed funds it would have used for in-person learning to get the learning hub sites off the ground before the start of the school year. The district oriented its efforts around special needs students and homeless populations.
- Students who qualify for the services are provided with transportation to the hubs, which are hosted in school buildings, and meals. Every site is staffed with a nurse, social worker and instructional support staff and practices personal protective measures.
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