CRPE To Provide Expert Analysis Of School Reopening Plans Across The Country

PR Newswire | July 02, 2020

As schools prepare for reopening in the fall, the Collaborative for Student Success and the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) are announcing a joint effort to provide expert analysis of school reopening plans across the country. Together, we are releasing a tool to highlight innovative practices in meeting the challenges presented by COVID-19 and launching a national call for experts, in and out of education circles, to review district efforts to help highlight best practices. Over the last three months, CRPE has monitored how schools are responding to the pandemic. With this research as a starting point, the new partnership aims to help educators find effective solutions. "By taking a holistic look at district response and recovery activities, we can seize an opportunity to highlight valuable solutions brought forth by local leaders against overwhelming odds," said Jim Cowen, Executive Director for the Collaborative for Student Success.

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eLearning localization involves the adaptation of online courses according to the specific culture of learners. What Is Localization? eLearning localization involves the customization of learning content in order to suit the ethnic, geographic, and cultural sensibilities of learners. Localization fosters an inclusive learning culture. When an eLearning course is customized to the background of the learners, they will find it more valuable than an eLearning course pushed out to the masses and devoid of language and cultural considerations.

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