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Pods, Learning Hubs and Distance Learning supports

September 2, 2020

For schools and families who can’t afford the space, equipment, or supervision needed to meet either the State’s in-person school waiver provisions or private Learning Pod tutoring, community Partners are stepping in to make sure that learning gaps and inequities aren’t exacerbated by this COVID-19 crisis.
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Many community Partners are coming together to provide a variety of Distance Learning supports to augment the instruction students are getting from schools in Distance and Hybrid learning environments. Pods, Hubs and other Distance Learning supports are being developed across the county on a no-cost or low-cost basis. Hubs are currently being formed in Marin City and West Marin.

  • Several community members have launched a crowdfunding campaign – Marin Education Equity Fund – to assist Marin Promise Partners in providing tutoring and other distance learning supports specifically focused on the black, brown and low income students who have been the most affected by COVID-19 and Distance Learning. [Learn More]
  • The California Department of Public Health just released new guidelines for “Small Cohorts/Groups of Children and Youth” that will apply to the development of new Learning Hubs. Dr. Willis, Marin Public Health Officer, will be presenting information on these new guidelines on Thursday Sep. 3rd at 12noon. [Learn More]
  • Virtual Early Grade Literacy Pods – The Marin Promise Partnership’s Early Grade Literacy Team is working on providing supplementary literacy pods for early readers at San Pedro, Bahia Vista, and Loma Verde schools.
  • Family Literacy Technology Support – Parent Services Project and Dominican University are working together to provide technology assistance to parents to help them better support their children during Distance Learning. (Contact: Andrew Raphael, PSP, araphael@parentservices.org)
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