May 29, 2020
Resources for Educators & Parents
People recognize the impact this pandemic has on the education system, and organizations are gathering resources to support teachers, learners, and parents.
School Closures & Policy Changes
- The Hunt Institute's real-time tracker for childcare, K-12, and postsecondary education
- EdWeek K-12 school closures tracker
- Entangled Solutions postsecondary school closures tracker + students affected
- EdScoop postsecondary school closures tracker
- Child Care Aware's state-based childcare and early education tracker
- ExcelinEd's state-based K-12 tracker on school closures, USDA waiver, statewide assessment, school accountability
- Alliance for Early Success tracker on early education-related policy actions by state
- Yale School of Medicine tracker of childcare demand for households with at least one working parent in the medical profession
Resources for Childcare, K-12, & Students
- Discovery Education is offering a suite of free resources (Daily DE) for parents and caregivers to compliment digital learning, resources that adapt to and complement teaching practices, as well as 40+ Virtual Field Trips for students.
- Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) has pulled together a collection of resources for education leaders that they are updating daily. More about PIE.
- Greater Kansas City Chamber has created a COVID-19 resource page specific to parents, children, and caregivers including regular recorded webinars in partnership with Sesame Street. More about KC Chamber.
- Zoom, an online meetings and webinar platform, is offering free access to their platform for educators to stay in touch with their students and conduct online learning. More about Zoom.
- Newsela is offering free access to their platforms to teachers and full school districts, which takes complex subjects and breaks them down to make them digestible. More about Newsela.
- Child Care Aware is providing resources for childcare providers, parents, and policymakers. More from Child Care Aware.
- Learning Heroes is providing content, tools, and other resources for parents and families, educators, and organizations. More from Learning Heroes.
- K12 is offering a list of K-12 learning programs, distance learning tools, and career path resources. More from K12.
- Forbes outlines free online tools and resources for educators. See the list.
- The Hope Center has a guide to support college students through the pandemic. See the guide.
- CareerSafeonline is offering free learning modules for interviewing skills to schools who have current licenses with the organization. Learn more.
- Edquity has a free app for android and iphone which allows displaced college students to search for local emergency resources (like food pantries, shelter, childcare, transportation, etc.). Learn at Edquity.co.
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