The “Zoomer” Generation: High Schoolers Speak Out on Remote Learning
Monday, August 17, 2020
School reopening is a hot topic right now. Some school districts are reopening fully, others are using hybrid models, and some are providing all-remote instruction. But last spring, nearly all students found their school year disrupted, as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the shuttering of schools across the nation. Then, gradually, most of the schools reopened with remote instruction developed largely on the fly—an extraordinary social experiment involving over 50 million children.
To do this, NPQ partnered with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. The Netter Center, based at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), has long been an advocate and practitioner of “university-assisted community schools,” meaning that university staff and students, working with public school teachers and staff, help develop and support school-day partnerships, afterschool programs, and wrap-around support services.