Every year of instruction -- from kindergarten to grade 12 -- matters. It lays a foundation upon which future learning is achieved. The opportunity to accelerate learning to make up for lost instructional time due to COVID-19 is a top focus for families, schools, and community organizations.
Just as race cars accelerate towards the finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, schools across Indiana are developing accelerated learning plans to ensure students receive the building blocks necessary for success as they cross the finish line of one grade level and transition to the next.
Amidst the challenges presented by the pandemic, immense opportunity exists as well. This website will house guidance to support families, schools, and communities as they seek to strategically employ the unprecedented relief funds now available and maximize their return on investment. This includes focusing on:
- How schools can develop an ecosystem of support within their community -- by partnering with institutions of higher education as well as business and industry -- to meet the needs of the whole child.
- How schools can address educational inequities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic to ensure equitable access for all moving forward.
Information on this page will continue to be updated as we all race to help students accelerate learning this summer and beyond!