The American Way: The Return from COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented response that has impacted nearly every aspect of society from healthcare, commerce, education, and beyond. While each state has some degree of autonomy when it comes to issuing shelter in place/social distancing orders, most state governments have taken steps that have resulted in the full or partial closure, or a pivot to … Read More

School Closure Tips from a Charter School Operations Expert

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As COVID-19 creates a new reality for schools across this nation, operational challenges consistently threaten millions of students and their families.  As we adjust to school closures, teachers and schools are getting creative to make sure no student is left behind. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting best practices from schools across the country, and interviewing educational … Read More

Road to Stanford University: a Student’s Journey through the SARS Epidemic

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Social distancing from friends, classmates, and teachers is a major adjustment for students as they shelter inside from the dangers of COVID-19. Despite the benefits of social distancing, many educators worry that without equity across resources, family support, and home conditions, some students may fall behind academically as they suffer from emotional loss, trauma, and anxiety.  As we searched for … Read More

Talking to Students about Diversity and Inclusion during COVID-19

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COVID-19 has prompted many conversations around topics such as school closures, social distancing, and mental health. However, one important topic that may be getting less attention is the subject of diversity and inclusion. Historically viruses have been named or associated with a specific country, for example the Spanish Flu and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which can lead to … Read More

4 Best Ideas for Enjoying Spring Break at Home

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Sure, COVID-19 has interrupted our plans for a refreshing spring break, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to enjoy spring break at home.  Teachers, parents, and students all deserve some time to relax.  Despite the challenges to figure out distance learning, homework assignments, and childcare schedules during school closures, we all deserve a little fun this weekend. Here … Read More

How Teachers and Students Remain Positive in Midst of School Closures

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Teachers and students across the U.S. are showing what it means to be resilient during this difficult time of COVID-19 related school closures. While the immediate reaction during such abrupt transitions is often fear and confusion, schools all across the country rose above it all to find creative ways to cope with the circumstances. Here are some of our favorite … Read More

How to Talk to Students and Kids About COVID-19

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With COVID-19 all over the news and social media, students and children are sure to have their own thoughts and questions. In order to ensure the information they are believing is accurate, it is best to proactively talk to students and children about COVID-19 and how it affects them. We have put together some helpful tips and resources that will … Read More

Companies Offering Free Subscriptions and Content for Teachers & Parents Impacted by COVID-19

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In light of recent school closures due to the spread of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, a number of companies are doing their part to support teachers, districts, and others who may be impacted by this health crisis. Here is a list of companies that offer free subscriptions or now provide special discounts for parents, districts and teachers:  Curriculum Resources For … Read More