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Research Insights & Additional Resources

This section provides a summary of additional resources associated with the Hop, Skip, Leapfrog project, as well as additional information on the partners and supporters who helped make this work happen.

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This online toolkit is one element of the broader Hop, Skip, Leapfrog project. Explore our current resources below. This list will be updated over time with links to a growing body of additional information, stories, and resources.

The Learning Accelerator is grateful for the many organizations and individuals whose contributions made this guide and project possible.

School System Leaders

We owe immense gratitude to the leaders of school systems who worked with us to share what they’ve learned through a most extraordinary school year:

In addition, we are thankful to educators at Design39, Highline Schools, Intrinsic Schools, Norwood Public Schools, and Uxbridge Public Schools for sharing remote and hybrid learning strategies featured in this Guide.

Subject Matter Experts

Additional leaders and experts who agreed to offer their perspectives, helping us enrich our understanding of opportunities and challenges our sector faces as well as shape project outputs:

Philanthropic Support

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation helped make this research possible.

Inspiration for how to think about system progress towards "leapfrogging" was inspired by Rebecca Winthrop, Adam Barton, and Eileen McGivney's work, Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive. You can read the blog post that provoked our team's analysis here.

This resource is offered to the field through a CC BY Creative Commons License. Suggested citation is as follows: Rabbitt, B. and Dávila, B. (2021). Hop, Skip, Leapfrog: Exploring the concrete ways schools and systems pursued student-centered innovation during COVID-19. The Learning Accelerator. Portland, ME.

Do you have your own stories and resources to share? Have questions? Contact the team at