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The authors thank our Learning Policy Institute colleagues Roberta Furger, Janel George, Tara Kini, Melanie Leung, and Patrick Shields for their support, contributions, and thought partnership. In addition, we thank Erin Chase and Aaron Reeves for their editing and design contributions to this project and the entire LPI communications team for its invaluable support in developing and disseminating this report. Without their generosity of time and spirit, this work would not have been possible.

This research was supported by the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, the Stuart Foundation, and the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation. Core operating support for the Learning Policy Institute is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Sandler Foundation, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. We are grateful to them for their generous support. The ideas voiced here are those of the authors and not those of our funders.

External Reviewers

This report benefited from the insights and expertise of the following external reviewers: David Garcia, Associate Professor with Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Director of the Arizona Education Policy Initiative (AEPI) at Arizona State University; Mark Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research at Penn State University’s College of Health and Human Development and Board Member Emeritus of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL); Michael Magee, Chief Executive Officer of Chiefs for Change; and Lorrie Shepard, Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. We thank them for the care and attention they gave the report.

The appropriate citation for this report is: Darling-Hammond, L., Schachner, A., & Edgerton, A. K. (with Badrinarayan, A., Cardichon, J., Cookson, P. W., Jr., Griffith, M., Klevan, S., Maier, A., Martinez, M., Melnick, H., Truong, N., Wojcikiewicz, S.). (2020). Restarting and reinventing school: Learning in the time of COVID and beyond. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

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Report originally published August 25, 2020
Document last revised September 14, 2020 (See Revisions)