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Learning & School

Getting Ready to Teach Next Year

Covid-19 has made the 2019–20 school year one we will never forget. With no notice or preparation, teachers were forced to pivot to online teaching.

As school districts begin to plan the 2020–21 academic year, online learning will most likely play a prominent role in recovery efforts as many districts will shift to a system that combines online and in-person instruction. Read more ›

How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books [web resource]

How do you know if a children’s book you’re about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters? Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book?

Get 50 great book recommendations plus advice from top educators, writers, and illustrators on how to spot literature that transcends stereotypes.

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Quick Guide: California Colleges and Universities Respond to the Coronavirus

When will colleges reopen for in-person instruction? Will college students be able to receive refunds for their dorm and dining plans? What about tuition and fees? How are high school seniors being affected in terms of making a decision about what college they will attend?

Because of California’s size, and the number of different colleges, there are many differences in exact schedules and how instruction will be offered this fall. Find the answers to these and other questions in this Quick Guide produced by EdSource. Read more ›

For Educators: Teaching About the Black Lives Matter Movement

International protests in response to the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade show the vast reach and profound importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Teaching Tolerance has developed resources that can help spur much-needed discussion around implicit bias and systemic racism, but they can also empower your students to enact the changes that will create a more just society. Read more ›

Educating Our Children: Talking to Kids About Racism & Police Brutality [web resource]

On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after a Minneapolis police officer held him pinned to the ground with a knee on his neck.

Due to the pandemic, schools are already bracing and preparing for the trauma associated with prolonged distance learning, along with the health and economic instability that has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Now we must grapple with how to best support students and families during periods of personal and collective grief as well as civic unrest. Read more ›

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup [web resource]

Are your kids too young to talk about race? Nope, silence about race can reinforce racism by letting children draw their own conclusions. Read more ›

Survey Finds Half of College Presidents Aim to Restart Classes In-Person This Fall

About half of college presidents say it’s “very likely” they will resume in-person classes for the coming term, according to a new American Council on Education (ACE) survey of 310 college leaders.

In order to restart operations, about two-thirds of presidents with on-campus housing say they plan to set up a space to quarantine students. More than half of all respondents said they will require masks to be worn on campus. Read more ›

Coronavirus Resources for Parents [web resource]

School closures, social distancing, and working remotely or working less is a lot to navigate. PBS KIDS for Parents has put together resources to help families find their “new normal” for these unprecedented times. Read more ›

Do I Need to Worry about My Child Falling Behind? [presentation] [video]

As a parent, you have probably come to appreciate your child’s teachers in a whole new way during this unprecedented school closure period. Even so, you are worried about your child’s progress academically and socially. Is she falling behind? She is missing her friends. What about all this screen time? Read more ›

How to Address Mental Health Issues of Youth in Fallout From COVID-19

There will be many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape American life. While our immediate attention is on the impact the virus has had on physical health, we also need to address how the pandemic will impact the mental health of our young people and their families. Read more ›

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