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NEA and WETA have resources to support educators, students and their families

A collection of educational resources developed in partnership with WETA.

NEA has teamed up with PBS station WETA to offer a variety of resources to help educators and families work collaboratively to ensure student success, both at school and at home. Our resources include instructional videos with expert tips on reading strategies, information on special education, tips for English language learners, articles that highlight best practices and more!

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Partnering with Afghan Refugee Families: Resources for Schools

In the coming months, tens of thousands of new Afghan neighbors will be arriving in our schools and communities. How can schools most effectively partner with these families and the Afghan community? Our partners at Colorin Colorado share ideas in the following resources.
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How to Support Your Child’s Social-Emotional Health

How can you support your child during the transition back to school and during the school year? Here are some ideas.

How to Use Technology to Engage Multilingual Families

Learn how schools can use a variety of technology tools such as Facebook, Zoom, Talking Points and others to engage and partner with multilingual families.
Back to School during COVID-19

COVID-19 and the 2021-22 School Year

Find news headlines, articles, video, and resources that focus on returning to school during the ongoing pandemic, the importance of social and emotional supports, and addressing learning loss resulting from missed school days, the challenges of distance learning, and family trauma.
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Adolescent Literacy

Looking for information and resources to help your struggling adolescent readers and writers? AdLit, a program made possible through a grant from NEA, has a multimedia library of free, research-based resources to support your students in grades 6-12.

Teaching Young Children to Read

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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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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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Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading - Part 1

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children at home. COVID-19 has disrupted regular reading instruction for our K-3 kids. Families want to step in and help fill some of the gaps, but that can be challenging.

Featured Video: Assessment for ELLs

What's the best way to check whether ELLs understand how to draw conclusions? Learn how 3rd-grade teacher Samantha Kirch uses informal assessment in her classroom.

Special Education Spotlight

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Virtual Literacy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Strategies for supporting students in an online learning environment
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Special Education and Your Child: FAQs for Multilingual Families

If your child needs special education services, or might need them, you may have many questions. This information, developed in partnership with WETA, can help you get started.
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Supporting Students in Special Education Through COVID-19

How can students with special needs get the services they require during school building closures?
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Parent Tips from Read Across America

NEA’s Read Across America—a year-round program that focuses on motivating children and teens to read—has recommended books, resources, and advice for parents on instilling a love of reading in their children.
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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.