School's Out(doors): Place-based Education (PBE) Responds to COVID-19 and Beyond

This booklet is designed to be the starting point for anyone getting ready to take the next step toward doing more Placed-Based Education (PBE).

Place-based education has always been a powerful approach to learning, but now it’s also a powerful answer to COVID-19.

It summarizes main talking points for making the case for PBE and organizes links to current and time-tested research evidence to support those points. It also provides exemplar stories and, importantly, contact information for PBE experts who are willing to help support next action steps for people like you and the people you work with.


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