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The Challenges of Reopening

How can schools rebound and innovate this fall, while keeping health, wellness, and equity at the center? How can education reinvent, not just reopen? In a new series of articles and other content, we'll explore.

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School Counselors and COVID-19

Insight into the pandemic experiences of counselors — and how to best position counselors to support students this year.

Leading for Equity

Leaders from three large and diverse public school districts share insights about leading for racial equity.

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Rebuilding for a New Normal

A new report provides guidance for promoting trauma responsive schools during the pandemic.

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Enhancing Online Discussions

How Zoom features can enrich — rather than inhibit — classroom communication.

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For School Leaders, Five Broad Goals for the Fall

To guide fall planning, a new report gives a close-up view of the challenges teachers faced in the spring.

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Supporting Teens in a Pandemic

Six ways families and schools can foster adolescent development.

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When and How Can We Safely Reopen Schools?

What states and districts should be considering as they look toward the fall.

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Making a Smooth Transition

In this unusual year, simple parenting strategies can help ease anxiety for young children around going back to school.

Education Now: The Challenges of Reopening

A summer webinar series with insights for educators, families, and school and district leaders.

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Prioritizing the Reopening of Schools

An argument in favor of (safely) reopening elementary schools, for the good of young learners and the country at large.

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Confronting the Challenges of Restarting School

Insights from 11 urban districts on developing a nimble, collaborative, and equity-focused plan for an unprecedented year.

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Including Students in Fall Planning

The importance of seeking student input as K-12 educators work toward reopening schools.

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What Makes an Excellent Online Teacher?

Strong decision-making skills can help educators build engaging and welcoming virtual classrooms.

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Schools and Community Resilience

As leaders plan for the fall, they must prioritize the vital community support that schools provide, especially during a pandemic.

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To Better Serve All Students

When planning for reopening, schools should keep issues of race and equity in focus.


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