Big Ideas for Education’s Urgent Challenges
Welcome to the start of a new school year and the 2021 edition of our Big Ideas report.
While returning children to school buildings safely and making the year as normal as possible is driving you and your work, we understand how much more complex your job has become.
The cover of this year’s report and the 10 essays inside reflect this complicated moment and the constellation of emotions we know you’re experiencing: hope, excitement, grief, urgency, trepidation, and determination.
With this year’s report we chose to tackle big challenges and hard questions: What is the purpose of school? Are we leaning on districts too much? What will it take to upend racism in our education communities?