A coalition of education advocacy organizations spearheaded 100 Days of Conversations About School, a nationwide effort to gather, listen to, and uplift the voices of educators, students, and school leadership in reimagining post-pandemic education.
In collaboration with Cortico, the initiative captured and synthesized 117 conversations across 37 states. Through Cortico’s Local Voices Network, conversation participants engaged in a community-driven sensemaking process by highlighting, coding, and extracting key themes from the conversations.
This analysis is the foundation of an interactive site that displays a narrative of equity in schools as told by community voices and illustrated by youth artists. Encouraging cross-community listening, this work aims to inform policy makers and educational institutions in a collaborative re-envisioning of the future of our schools.
Emma, a student participant in Maine, shares on the importance of intergenerational relationships in her life: