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Support for Families

Avoid the “COVID-19 slide” with NEA-endorsed activities and resources designed to keep kids engaged.
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School closings and alternate-day in-person classes require families to pay a more active role in students’ education. With the help of partners like Reading Rockets, we’re providing the help you need to keep kids’ learning on track. Stay tuned — more great content is coming soon!

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Need Help with At-Home Learning?

NEA has teamed up with PBS station WETA to offer expert tips and resources to help educators and families navigate distance learning. Use these resources to make sure that learning continues—no matter where it takes place.

Featured Resources

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Reading 101: A Guide for Parents

This guide will give you a better understanding of what it takes to learn to read (and write) and how you can help your children grow as readers, writers, and learners.
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TQ Distance Learning Webinar 5: NEA and WETA - Providing Support for Families in Challenging Times

This webinar will include a discussion of the needs, concerns, and wants of parents during this unprecedented time.
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Family Stories

This article, developed in partnership with WETA, provides a number of ways that you can make storytelling a part of the time your family spends together.
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A Family Guide to Reading Resources and Strategies to Minimize the COVID Slide

Extended school closures will significantly curtail learning gains in reading. Here are ways to mitigate the loss.
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Coronavirus Impact: More Than Just Out-of-School Learning

A resource guide for families coping with COVID-19.
A mom home schools children

NEA Report: The Proliferation of Pandemic Pods, Micro-Schools, and Home Education

See why the NEA cautions against the pandemic pods, micro-schools, and home education programs that operate outside the authority of state and district public school systems.
Linda Farrell

Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children at home.

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As the country grapples with the impact of COVID-19, our members are looking for help and hope. Use the form below to share how you’re getting through this tough time, a story about an educator going beyond the call of duty, or an inspiring photo or video.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Shares Strategies for Safe In-Person Instruction

Read key takeaways from our webinar featuring Nathaniel Beers, MD, FAAP, a member of the AAP Council on School Health.
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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.