How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

Education Week | Arianna Prothero Social-emotional learning is critical to managing anxiety “because if you don’t know how to deal with the lack of control of your future, or the feelings of uncertainty that you’re having, your brain is going to stay in constant fight or flight mode.” As schools reopen amid a pandemic, it…

Families Priced Out of “Learning Pods” Seek Alternatives

The New York Times | Abby Goodnough “Hiring a tutor is expensive, even if it’s divvied up between a couple of families…Upper middle-class families can afford that, but most inner-city, lower-income families can’t afford an extra $200 to $300 a week. You’re talking anywhere between $800 and $1,200 a month — that’s some people’s rent.”…

Sheridan Families on Edge, But Relieved After the First Days of School

Chalkbeat Colorado | Yesenia Robles “We had a lot of tech issues… A lot of us felt like either the kids online are missing part of the instruction or the kids in class are missing parts of the instruction.” In Sheridan, some students returned to a very different in-person learning experience this week. This article…

How Do We Ensure Our Schools are Clean Enough for Returning Students

KOA News Radio Schools are getting set to reopen this fall, and Environmental Resource Center Board Chair Bruce Bomier suggests focusing school. He encourages administrators to pay special attention to ventilation, air quality, lighting, and sanitation in order to keep children and teachers safe. Listen to the interview on KOA News Radio.

Rural Child Social Workers Offer Pandemic Perspective

National Rural Health Association: Rural Health Voices | Susan Radcliffe & Daniel Pollack “Like never before, COVID-19 has forced rural child welfare social workers to be versatile and multifaceted. We adapt and improvise, often running on the fuel of commitment to our communities and the families we serve.” Small, rural communities may not be hit…

Many Parents May Have to Stop Working Entirely If Schools Don’t Reopen

CNN Business | Anneken Tappe “Long story short, it’s bad for the recovery if parents are forced to stop working to care for their kids. America lost more than 20 million jobs in March and April due to the pandemic lockdown, but the labor market has been recovering since hitting that trough.” A lack of child care…