APPRECIATIONS and PERSPECTIVES
As we conclude the 2020-2021 academic year, The Akribos Group would like to express our sincere appreciation to the numerous educational professionals who have successfully navigated the unprecedented challenges of the past fourteen months, in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Throughout this time, we have witnessed the unwavering dedication and commitment of educational professionals, at multiple levels, as they have responded to the unique and far-reaching implications resulting from this unparalleled experience.
To offer perspective, the COVID 19 Pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our nation’s educational systems and most of us would likely agree that the measured outcomes are yet to be fully determined. Educators have always acknowledged the problem of summer learning loss or “summer slide” and the resulting achievement gaps observed in their students. Unfortunately, it is anticipated that the post-pandemic learning loss for students will be far greater and more complex by comparison. Effective solutions will need to focus on specific academic recovery, with an emphasis on the unique needs and strengths of a given school district. The recommended approach will need to be comprehensive in scope, utilizing research-based, data-informed, and evidence-based practices to reset and respond to the unprecedented educational challenges currently confronting their respective organizations. In our opinion, one size will not fit all, and successful recovery will need to be organizationally specific.
Over the course of the coming weeks and months, our intent will be to offer relevant content from recognized thought leaders regarding the measured impact of the pandemic and recommended strategies to facilitate your organization’s recovery. We look forward to providing this insight and our desire is to support and encourage each of you as you continue this journey toward academic and organizational revitalization.