May 13, 2021

School buildings of the future; lessons from the Pandemic

As schools dramatically adjusted their instructional approaches and began leveraging technology to a greater extent in response to Covid, the Charter Schools Facility Center, an initiative within the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, asked what impact innovative approaches adopted more widely during the pandemic may have on the charter sector’s thoughts on the future of school facilities.

While most schools shifted from the traditional in-school learning model to 100% remote instruction, some developed new, innovative ways to safely provide a blended model of remote, technology-based instruction and in-person, classroom-based instruction.

In this brief, blended learning experts, along with representatives from charter school management organizations (CMOs) and firms that support the design and construction of charter schools explore how innovative approaches adopted during the pandemic may impact the future of school facilities in the charter sector.

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