3: 2021-2023 Pandemic Rebuilding Plan
During the fall and winter, One World’s leadership analyzed feedback from our partner schools and studied ways the organization, could re-engage students who stopped learning during the pandemic. One World’s multi-year Pandemic Rebuilding Plan was born. The five cornerstones of the plan are:
- Strengthen and expand in-school K12 partnerships
- Grow afterschool programming
- Study adult learning and conduct proof-of-concept study
- Create student-facing digital tools
- Expand professional development training
The flagship effort this year is focused on expanding its afterschool One World Academy to create a new G8 Academy to re-engage high potential yet low-performing eighth-graders in its partner schools. We know that if they start ninth grade on time and prepared they will be four times more likely to graduate from high school.
Stay tuned for stories about our work with students just waiting for caring educators to draw out their brilliance and rekindle their passion for learning. We fully expect that the fourth chapter of One World responding to the COVID-19 crisis will be the best yet, and just about anyone on the DC education scene will tell you, the first three chapters have already been very good ones.