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We all know that planning for an effective year of school during the continuing pandemic is a herculean task.
There are some simple steps the state can, and should, take to make it easier like resolving questions on how CARES Act funds are distributed and making sure students can easily enroll in virtual education, but there are still a lot of difficult details for individual schools to work out.
Thankfully a number of national organizations are stepping up and providing well-researched guidance on some best practices and innovative ways to provide education in the new pandemic normal.
FutureEd, an independent, solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, has released a lot of publications in recent weeks focused on key questions for the education community during the pandemic. They include:
ExcelinEd has provided three great guides to best practices for schools planning for next year.
One focuses on ensuring that students with special needs can succeed through distance education.
The second provides recommendations on how to reopen schools after the pandemic forced closures.
Several other national organizations have released impactful studies to help schools deal with the myriad issues that have arisen during 2020: