When the Point of the Pod Is Equity: How Small Grants Are Empowering Parents of Underserved Students to Form Pandemic Microschools

Middle-schoolers at Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute. (Tashiya Umoja-Mkanga)
Students at Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute (Tashiya Umoja-Mkanga)
The classroom for the pod set up in National Parents Union President Keri Rodrigues’s home. (Tim Langan)
National Parents Union President Keri Rodrigues’ children are among six students learning in her home. (Tim Langan)
High school math teacher Shoshona Rowell enjoys a moment with a student at Each One Teach One collective. (Mery Simmons)
Director and lead teacher Nikita Simmons-Bush holds class at the Georgia learning collective Each One Teach One. (Mery Simmons)
Anashay Wright’s daughter Karis attends Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute. (Anashay Wright)
Middle-schoolers at Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute. (Tashiya Umoja-Mkanga)

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