Transform Education Now (TEN) in Colorado helped organize hundreds of parents in a successful campaign that resulted in the Adams 12 district making learning pods an option for all parents and the Commerce City district providing families with $1,600 in direct grants for educational expenses.
ConnCAN is on its way to securing hundreds of millions of dollars in new resources this year for Connecticut students through a new approach to funding that is more equitable and student-centered. The bill corrects for the unjust underfunding of the state’s high-needs communities while providing Connecticut’s public charter schools with their largest funding increase in over a decade.
GeorgiaCAN secured a historic expansion of eligibility for the state’s special needs scholarship program by including students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, ADHD, epilepsy and other medical conditions which impact their ability to learn. The result is 55,000 more students having the ability to choose the education that’s right for them.
‘Ohana Pods, on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, provides a service to link parents together to form learning pods and advocate for equitable funding.
Workspace Education, a co-learning, collaborative homeschool space in Connecticut, offers an innovative new model for parents who want more control over the design of their children’s education.
FUNdamentals of Learning
VELA grantee and 50CAN National Voices fellow, Isis Spann, created her own learning pod, FUNdamentals of Learning, to help students struggling during the pandemic.