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Our community of experts share lesson plans, activities, advice, and more to help you help your students.
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Overview: Hybrid Learning Models

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new challenges for educators as learning in many school districts has transitioned from in-person instruction to distance learning models that include combinations of in-person instruction and virtual learning. This resource is part of our Hybrid Learning Series.
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Looking at Reading Interventions

In this special Reading Rockets video series, students in grades K-3 work one-on-one with reading expert Linda Farrell on specific reading skills.
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Ensuring Safe and Just Schools: Ventilation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a handbook on February 12, 2021, to help communities return to safe in-person learning in K–12 schools. This document highlights the CDC’s key measures “essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction,” which includes improving ventilation as part of maintaining healthy facilities.
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Ensuring Safe and Just Schools: Physical Distancing Practices

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a handbook on February 12, 2021, to help communities return to safe in-person learning in K–12 schools. This document highlights the CDC’s key measures “essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction,” one of which is physical distancing practices. CDC made significant updates to its guidance on distancing on March 19, 2021.
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Ensuring Safe and Just Schools: Masking Practices

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance and the U.S. Department of Education issued a handbook on February 12, 2021, to help communities return to safe in-person learning in K–12 schools. This document highlights the CDC’s key measures “essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction,” one of which is masking practices.
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Ensuring Safe and Just Schools: Good Hygienic Practices

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a handbook on February 12, 2021, to help communities return to safe in-person learning in K–12 schools. This document highlights the CDC’s key measures “essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction,” one of which is good handwashing and respiratory hygiene practices.
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Ensuring Safe and Just Schools: Contact Tracing, Isolation & Quarantine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a handbook on February 12, 2021, to help communities return to safe in-person learning in K–12 schools. This document highlights the CDC’s key measures “essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction,” which includes “contact tracing, in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the health department.”
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Ensuring Safe and Just Schools: Cleaning and Disinfection

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a handbook on February 12, 2021, to help communities return to safe in-person learning in K–12 schools. This document highlights the CDC’s key measures “essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction,” which includes cleaning.
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Help for Families During COVID-19

Families play a key role in helping students avoid the "COVID-19 slide." We've curated a collection of helpful resources and fun activities designed to keep at-home learners engaged and growing.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

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.