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A Think Twice Review of:

Pandemic Educational Models Remain Unproven

Think Twice - Oct 18, 2022

Publisher/Think Tank - Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE)

Author(s) - Christopher Doss, Elizabeth Steiner, Bryan C. Hassel

In response to unsafe conditions and school closures, families across the U.S. experimented early in the COVID-19 pandemic with new educational models. Two recent publications from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) describe two related strategies that exemplify such experimentation: microschools and learning pods. However, a review recommends that neither report should be used to guide policy and practice.

Reviewer(s) - Bryan Mann of the University of Kansas

Professor Bryan Mann of the University of Kansas reviewed (a) Use of Personalized Learning Platforms in One Pandemic-Era Microschool: A Case Study; and (b) "The Most Professionally Satisfied I've Been." How Could the Best Aspects of Learning Pod Staffing Be Scaled Up? Professor Mann's past research has examined digital schooling and other alternative school models. He found in both reports methodological and analytical shortcomings that limit their utility for policymakers.