Doing What’s Best For Kids: Breakthrough’s Response to the Pandemic

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Breakthrough Public Schools received a CSP dissemination grant to share best practices related to facilities. When schools closed do to COVID, Breakthrough shifted practices to meet student needs, re-purposed facilities, and built community partnerships to ensure students had food and technology to continue learning. This report provides an overview of Breakthrough’s response to the pandemic, including providing technology and support of its use, meals for students, and training for teachers on distance learning. Although it is specific to Breakthrough, their story and practices could be replicated at other CMOs and charter schools, especially how they partnered with the local community.