Best Practices in Education to Inform an Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Although important improvements have been made in public education in the District of Columbia during the past decade, the pandemic disrupted instruction and introduced new challenges for many students. Students of color and their families—many of whom were already being inadequately served before the pandemic—were disproportionately affected by job losses, COVID-19 infections, and obstacles to participation in virtual learning. This memo focuses on academic, social and emotional, and physical health strategies that have the potential to address these disparities.