Teachers have been at the center of the COVID-19 epidemic since it began. Perspectives shifted from praising the work they do to forming the conversation around reopening around them. As students moved from in-person to online learning, teachers offered a sense of stability in a world that was constantly changing. City Forward Collective which helped initiate the COVID-19 School Support Fund to finance the National Summer School Initiative (NSSI) here in Milwaukee. The NSSI seeks to connect teachers with resources and mentorship while providing curriculum and professional development.
Neighborhood private and charter schools make virtual plans as COVID-19 cases create safety concerns
When leaders of Carmen Schools of Science and Technology were considering when and how to reopen schools this fall, they decided to start virtually after taking a look at COVID-19 data.
“At one point this summer, one of our ZIP codes was at 40 percent of COVID-19 tests coming back positive,” said Jennifer López, the CEO of the public schools network. “So we are very far away from the possibility of opening our schools at this time.”