This project was developed in partnership with the National Education Association and Colorín Colorado.
What does the 2021-22 school year look like for our kids, families, educators, and school communities? Here you'll find timely news headlines, articles, video, and resource collections that focus on returning to school during the ongoing pandemic, the importance of social and emotional supports, and addressing learning loss resulting from missed school days, the challenges of distance learning, and family trauma.
What does school look like during this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Learn more from the following resources, which include news headlines, expert recommendations, and statements from professional organizations. For the most current information on returning to school, social-emotional supports, and addressing learning loss, see COVID-19 and the 2021-2022 School Year.
The coronavirus and other recent events have put an enormous strain on families nationwide. How can educators and parents support children who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, fear, food insecurity, or homelessness as a result of the current crises? And how can schools address trauma related to the pandemic itself, as well as events related to racial injustice and immigration enforcement?
How can families and educators address the impacts of school closures, hybrid schedules, and the other ways the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting English language learners? What kinds of support might be helpful during the 2020-2021 school year and beyond?
How have school closures and hybrid schedules impacted the delivery of special education services to students across the U.S.? How can families and educators work together to support all learners during the 2020-2021 school year and beyond? Which districts have had success in serving their special education population remotely? Find answers to these questions and more in this resource section.
Here are some ideas to keep children engaged with reading, writing, exploring, and learning during out-of-school time, whether they're interested in science, art, nature, history, current events, or almost anything else.
Providing high-quality online education has been a huge challenge for America's schools. We've highlighted the best of the best in this resource section to help educators find what you’re looking for more easily.
The following resources can help promote deeper understanding around the issues of racism and violence. They also can contribute to discussion of these topics with colleagues and students during this difficult time, even at a distance.