August 25, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GHC3, KIPP Partner To Develop Best Practices for Safe Returns to School
ATLANTA – The Global Health Crisis Coordination Center (GHC3) has joined KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools in a Back 2 School Program to determine best practices for safely reopening.
The program is a collaborative effort with KIPP Woodson Park Academy, an Atlanta Public Schools partner school educating 700 kids in grades K-6 in the Grove Park neighborhood, to pilot innovative initiatives surrounding: school-based public health measures, physical adjustments to the learning environment, alternative procedures for arrival and dismissal, and leveraging technology to support student learning and communication.
GHC3’s global health experts have worked with KIPP Woodson Park Academy to apply guidance in a physical, educational environment. These efforts and measures will be analyzed, evaluated, and extended to other KIPP schools. Additionally, the Back 2 School program is built for scalability and can be extended to other K-12 schools at the local, state, and national levels.
Founded in 2003, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a network of 11 tuition-free public schools that offer a high-quality, tuition-free, college-preparatory education for over 5,000 students in grades K-12 throughout Atlanta. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. For more information you can visit KIPP Metro School’s website, kippmetroatlanta.org, and follow their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.