As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in the United States, schools and districts face difficult decisions around how to protect their students and staff while continuing to prioritize learning and equity.
To support planning, preparation, and response to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Education published COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel, and the CDC has published Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs.
According to Education Week’s Coronavirus and School Closures map, more than 124,000 schools closed last spring to ensure social distancing is maintained, impacting some 55 million students. Many school systems implemented online or home-based learning in response to extended closures. As cities and states turn to planning for School Year 2020 – 2021, the education community is working quickly to develop resources and guidance to assist educators and families during this unprecedented time.
Digital Promise has assembled high-quality materials, examples, and thinking from our trusted partners and networks in the FAQ below. We hope you find these helpful as you strive to quickly meet the challenges imposed by COVID-19.
We will work to update this page regularly with the best available guidance as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
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