In recent weeks, we’ve shared information about the STOP Award. Sponsored by the Center for Education Reform, this award celebrates education innovation–during the pandemic– with underserved students and families.
STOP Award Semi-Finalists
CER has announced 20 semi-finalists. They include district schools, charter schools, private schools, community groups, and more. All continued to serve students and families in ingenious and creative ways, even as the pandemic took hold.
While no NC charters made the list, school semifinalist videos are still worth watching! Take a look for ideas about how to create a video showcasing your school.
Highlighting charter standouts
For instance, Catalyst Academy Public Charter School in Pittsburgh opened up a learning center in a closed hotel when building renovations were delayed.
Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, DC deployed technology and mobile hotspots, and created a learning center during COVID.
Zeta Charter Schools re-opened for in-person learning before any other elementary school in New York City. Ultimately, Zeta served as a model for other schools, launching a school re-opening blog, pushing academic growth, providing social-emotional supports remotely, holding outdoor magic and music shows for students, and more. The Wall Street Journal profiled Zeta’s efforts.
Learn about all of the semifinalists here. CER will announce the winner in January 2022.