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Juggling Financial Stress and Caregiving, Parents Are ‘Very Not OK’ in the Pandemic

Sixty percent of households with children across the country that have lost jobs, or businesses, or have had wages reduced during the pandemic, according to a poll released Wednesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The poll also found 74% of households with children that made less than $100,000 report facing serious financial problems. Read more ›

U.S. Department of Education Says Schools Can Prioritize Reopenings for Students With Disabilities

In separate documents released Monday, the U.S. Department of Education reminded schools of their obligations to special education services and civil rights laws regardless of whether students are learning in-person or remotely. Read more ›

Safe School Return: Six Tips for Secondary School Students [downloadable]

UNICEF has created a downloadable infographic with six tips for safe return to school. The tips address health, hygiene, emotional well being, social interactions, and more. Read more ›

Special Education COVID-19 Q&A From the U.S. Department of Education [downloadable]

States and districts are facing new and unexpected challenges in providing meaningful instruction to children, including children with disabilities, for the 2020-2021 school year.

On September 28, 2020, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a Q & A document in response to questions about the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B provision of services in the current COVID-19 environment. Read more ›

IEP Accommodations During Distance Learning [web resource]

The coronavirus pandemic is bringing new challenges to special education and distance learning. One of the biggest challenges is how to implement accommodations for students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Read more ›

Research: School Counselors and COVID-19 [downloadable]

In a new report, Harvard Graduate School of Education researchers explored how counselors are adapting to meet student needs, where the challenges are, and how schools, districts, and states can support and provide resources to reinforce counselors’ work. Read more ›

PE Adapts for Social Distancing and Virtual Learning

In an attempt to keep students physically active during the pandemic, schools are replacing traditional physical education contact exercises with programming that emphasizes individual skill and strength progress rather than team achievements. Read more ›

Arthur on Racism: Talk, Listen, and Act [web resource]

Help introduce young learners to discussions around race and racism with classroom resources and support materials from Arthur. Find video clips, classroom book lists, and downloadable handouts with tips on how to make your classroom a safe space on PBS Learning Media for California educators. Read more ›

Educators Find Strategies Fostering SEL, Play for Youngest Students as Coronavirus Continues

As preschools open this fall, educators are looking at new ways to support playtime and foster sharing even amid social distancing.

Some choices schools are making permit students to be physically closer when they’re outside, and even shift activities, like sensory tables, to outdoor spaces. And while indoors, one preschool assigns students their own activity spaces, to help them stay physically apart while still playing. Read more ›

Fall 2020 List of Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak [web resource]

As most schools in the U.S. remain closed to students, education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. T|H|E Journal has assembled a list of free resources and categorized them by topic. Read more ›

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