The pandemic revealed that the challenges facing K-12 schools are examples of what are referred to as ‘wicked problems’. What is a wicked problem? Problems that are complex and difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements. As 2020 revealed, these crises come in a variety of forms and are often hard to identify. No matter the threat, future disruptions to our school communities are inescapable.
Admittedly, planning for problems that are hard to recognize is a weighty challenge. However, we believe that thoughtful planning and design can help schools prepare for a bright and healthy future.
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