• Research Reports
Ashley Jochim, Jennifer Poon

This report offers the first in-depth look at families’ and educators’ experiences with pandemic pods.


Latest Publications

  • Research Reports

Pods in Action: The Central Florida Urban League

Juli Kim, Sharon Kebschull Barrett

CFUL opened Whitney M. Young Academy, a microschool designed to meet the individual needs of low-income, African American students.

  • The Lens

‘The space and grace is evaporating:’ School leaders eager to tackle learning loss faced unexpected challenges this year. They’ll need help to lead everyone back on track

Paul Hill, Kate Destler

Headed into 2022-23, school administrators are going to have to pursue new strategies to make up for learning loss.

  • Research Reports

Arizona Autism Charter School: Meeting the Unique Needs of Students with Autism and Other Related Disabilities

Katy Bateman

Pandemic responses in schools like AZACS offer enduring lessons about fluid and effective practices that meet the needs of all students.

  • The Lens

From a Lakota-focused microschool to service opportunities for kids with disabilities, innovations from 161 schools to aid marginalized students

Chelsea Waite

This year’s Canopy data suggest schools are innovating is to design solutions to the problems most often faced by marginalized students and families.

  • Research Reports

Pods in Action: The Boston Community Learning Collaborative

Thomas Gold, Melissa Steel King

A group of community-based organizations that had been working to reimagine education before the pandemic capitalized on a window of opportunity to create new microschool-inspired learning environments for Black and Latino youth.

  • Research Reports

Pods in Action: Black Mothers Forum

Eupha Jeanne Daramola

An education advocacy group that responded to the COVID-19 crisis by launching two microschools for Black families in Phoenix, Arizona.