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News, Rochester

Reinventing Education Amid the Pandemic

  • April 13, 2020

In an op-ed for the Rochester Beacon, Assistant Superintendent Paul Powell describes how Uncommon Schools Rochester Prep revamped itself to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Echoing CEO Brett Peiser’s op-ed in the New York Daily News, Powell highlights the principles that guided this work, and how teachers are creating virtual curricula and engaging their students across all grade spans.

High school students have shared that the combination of live instruction and recorded videos are giving them a chance to go at their own pace. For our younger students, our online K-8 Learning Hub provides lessons recorded by master teachers, and assignments are submitted once a week in a way that works best for them, such as email or text.

Read the full op-ed at the Rochester Beacon.