CommonWealth Magazine (opinion): Making pods work for everyone

Leaders from Latinos for Education, the YMCA of Greater Boston, The BASE, and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción — founding organizations of Community Learning Collaborative — detail how the initiative serves students with its whole-child approach:

Our 12 equity pods are organized by age and grade level, with students spending the day with an educator in a community-based setting within walking distance of their homes as they work on their Boston Public School lessons. Each location is equipped with high-speed internet, laptop computers for students who do not have them, and headsets so students can focus on their classwork with their Boston Public School teachers....

Our equity pods give parents and caregivers – many of whom are front line workers – peace of mind, knowing their children can continue to learn and grow in a safe, supervised, and caring setting while they are at work. It is critical that parents can keep supporting their families despite the dire backdrop of job losses and financial hardship, caused by the coronavirus.

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