Dr. Patricia Hoben, City Forward Collective president and executive director, sent the following letter on August 2, 2021 to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, President Bob Peterson, and Superintendent Keith Posley:

Dr. Patricia Hoben, City Forward Collective president and executive director, released the following statement on April 21, 2021:

To the City Forward Collective community –

The three unanimous guilty verdicts reached by the jurors in Minnesota represent legal accountability for George Floyd. We are relieved by this outcome.

However, we…

A Messmer Catholic Schools student plays recorder along with a virtual music lesson as part of the school’s distance learning program.

A well-timed spring break afforded time for planning and prep — now 90% of students participate in daily online learning

As schools shift to serve students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, some are emerging as standouts. These schools aren’t stopping at basic worksheet packets and instead are offering students coordinated, school-wide, comprehensive distance learning.

Students attending LUMIN Schools had a smoother transition to distance learning because the network has long used online learning platforms to augment more traditional classroom instruction.

Use of online tools during regular school days makes for a smoother, faster transition to distance learning

As schools shift to serve students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, some are emerging as standouts. These schools aren’t stopping at basic worksheet packets and instead are offering students coordinated, school-wide, comprehensive distance learning.

A student from Christ-St. Peter Lutheran School watches a video lesson. To increase access to online learning, the school lent Chromebooks to any student in grades 3–8 without a home computer.

Small schools provide big distance learning opportunities to students during shutdown

As schools shift to serve students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, some are emerging as standouts. These schools aren’t stopping at basic worksheet packets and instead are offering their students coordinated, school-wide, comprehensive distance learning.

Seeds of Health students without home computers or reliable internet were lent Chromebooks and internet hotspots, assuring that all students could continue progressing through distance learning

Unusually early preparations lead to one of the city’s fastest launches of full distance learning

As schools shift to serve students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, some are emerging as standouts. These schools aren’t stopping at basic worksheet packets and instead are offering students coordinated, school-wide, comprehensive distance learning.

City’s largest Catholic school sees 96% of high school seniors accepted to college despite continued upheaval

As schools shift to serve students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, some are emerging as standouts. These schools aren’t stopping at basic worksheet packets and instead are offering students coordinated, school-wide, comprehensive distance learning.

Making snacks and meals is one at-home, Montessori-aligned task recommended by Highland Community School as part of its distance learning program.

School promptly launches Montessori distance learning with clear expectations for students, parents, and educators

As schools shift to serve students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, some are emerging as standouts. These schools aren’t stopping at basic worksheet packets and instead are offering their students coordinated, school-wide, comprehensive distance learning.

City Forward Collective

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