Paradoxical though it seems, a world-class remote learning initiative starts on paper. That is, it begins with citywide curriculum planning. Why? Because technology only accelerates what already exists. If the next administration launches a virtual school, for example, without adequate planning and development, local or district teachers will have to design curricula while teaching in online or blended models (as we have seen). The result will be the exponential replication of existing pedagogical inequity. Because designing quality curricula is really, really hard.
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