The Readiness Projects Partners
More than half of the staff in school buildings are not classroom teachers — counselors, nurses, security staff, bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, lunchroom staff, and more. Every day, considerably more than half of students leave school to spend time in learning and development opportunities guided by a wide range of adults in a wide range of settings — child care centers, after school programs, libraries, sports teams, recreation centers, arts programs, service projects, part-time jobs and more. Yet, our conversations about learning have tended to focus almost solely on teachers and the classroom. In this year — when learning is happening at kitchen tables and in community hubs — the “all hands on deck” response is bringing awareness to the incredible roles played not just by classroom teachers, but these other adults dedicated to the learning and development of our young people.