Previously Released Reports

What can we learn from the innovation of Maine School Districts to support remote student learning between March 2020 and June 2020?

Released August 2020

Between May 29th, 2020 and June 26th, 2020, our research team visited every district website and social media feed in Maine to capture communication and resources provided to families regarding crisis schooling and COVID-19 between March and June 2020. In total, we collected 1,988 documents which we reviewed and catalogued using 56 different categories. This report highlights some of the innovative strategies that Maine districts used to meet student and family needs, communicate effectively with families, and to organize remote schooling. Through our inventory and review of district practices across the state, we worked to harness the collective power of the on-the-job learning of Maine districts for supporting student learning, health, and safety in the face of school closure. Our goal was to support Maine school districts in learning from one another as they faced the challenge of planning for the 2020-2021 school year.