What a school year. You made it! Joyful graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021, send-offs for 8th graders, and end-of-school-year assemblies have given education leaders the chance to express deep gratitude for their teachers, students, families, and local communities and to celebrate the learning that continued to happen through a time of incredible disruption.
Apex Learning is committed to building stronger communities, brighter futures, and a more equitable world by providing opportunities for every student to thrive. The past few weeks have been a sobering reminder that many of the students we serve, and their communities, face serious inequities. This is wrong and we recognize we must do our part to take action to address it.
We recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on equity in K12 education at the annual iNACOL Symposium, the industry’s leading event for K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. Experts, practitioners, educators, policymakers and researchers gather annually at this conference to work to transform education. We hosted an in-depth discussion on how three districts are transforming equity to drive the potential of all students.
Apex Learning Partners with Argus Foundation to Host Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart at Recent Luncheon
Not Your Father’s Summer School: How Districts are Reinventing Summer Programs to Increase Opportunity and Achievement
Back in the day, summer school was just for students who needed to recover lost course credit. Today, innovative districts are expanding their summer programs beyond traditional remediation of course failure to meet a wide range of student learning needs, including options to earn initial course credit, prepare for college entrance exams, and remediate gaps in the prerequisite knowledge needed for success in the upcoming grade level.
“An equitable system does not treat all students in a standardized way, but differentiates instruction, services, and resources to respond effectively to the diverse needs of students, so that each student can develop his or her full academic and societal potential.” —Learning Policy Institute report