NY charter schools: Remote instruction during the COVID crisis (spring 2020)

New York State charter schools adjusted rapidly to remote learning

  1. The survey findings highlighted the charter schools’ unique ability to embrace their responsibility for flexibility and quickly adapt their practices to meet their students’ needs. About half revised their initial remote learning plans as they moved beyond stopgap measures.
  2. With the encouragement of the state’s authorizers, 93 percent of the charter schools in the state participated in the survey. Providing all students with necessary technology received early emphasis, followed by adjusting teaching styles for remote learning.
  3. Dr. Margaret Raymond, director of CREDO at Stanford University, said, “New York charter schools mounted heroic and exhausting responses to the closure of school buildings due to the coronavirus. Despite these efforts, instruction and other programs were substantially reduced, with likely impacts on student academic progress.”

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