Onward: Lessons and Celebrations of the DPS Community During the 2020-2021 School Year
In January 2021, Student U and the Durham Public Schools Foundation identified the need to document community experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included compiling and synthesizing the work of numerous community organizations that reflects the experiences of students, families, and educators during this crisis and conducting a survey for DPS students, parents, teachers, and school staff, and administrators. The City of Durham Office on Youth, Village of Wisdom, Durham Public Schools Foundation, Student U, and Durham Public Schools were all partners in this work and we are so appreciative of their leadership and commitment to this work.
Through this robust collaboration, we hope to highlight the ways our students, families, and educators experienced and navigated the pandemic and lift promising practices that can inform district, county, and community partners, as we strive together for strong, equitable public schools where all our students can thrive.Download “Onward” Download “Onward” Executive Summary (Spanish) Download “Onward” Executive Summary (English) Download “Onward” Appendix