April 2022 Vanessa Gutiérrez

“For me, the stories of our participants reminded me of the strength, creativity, and persistence that lives in our schools and communities, specifically Black and brown communities. There was an understanding that folks needed to have grace and flexibility for one another.”

Chalkbeat Chicago highlights the recent study from the University of Chicago’s Consortium on School Research, which dove into the strategies and tactics that worked well regarding school-family communication amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One key finding was that “communicating with families — rather than being haphazard or improvisational — should be governed by a clear plan designed by school leaders.” The report was co-authored by Vanessa Gutiérrez (CHI’20). Read the full article from Chalkbeat Chicago here.