The COVID-19 crisis has taken a toll on California's early learning and care system, and early learning providers need more support. In order to understand the ways in which programs have adapted, the services they provide, and the challenges they are facing, AIR and Early Edge California collected data from early learning programs throughout the state.
As president of IMPAQ, a subsidiary of AIR, Adaeze Enekwechi, Ph.D., M.P.P., leads the strategy and technical oversight of all projects and services across all areas of the company, including health care, workforce development, social programs, and international development. In this Q&A, she talks about her work and why she went into public service.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged teachers to shift instruction to distance learning platforms, it also has exposed the need for professional learning opportunities to help teachers adapt to this “new normal.” Lynn Holdheide answered a few questions about how districts and schools can turn this crisis into an opportunity for robust professional learning.