We know that educators and leaders have spent the last couple of months scrambling to meet the immediate needs of learners in their community. Thank you to each and every one of you for everything you’ve done to make the best out of this challenging situation. Now that the end of the school year is here, we’re shifting our Getting Through series from stories and advice to support remote learning or long term closures, to getting ready for the complex work of reopening schools this fall.

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Preparing for the Future: Career and College Ready

Rachelle Dene Poth shares resources for supporting students as they explore careers and prepare for the future after high school.

The Difference Between Grades and Feedback Has Never Been More Clear

David Ross, formerly the Senior Director for the Buck Institute for Education and CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, continues a monthly series chronicling his decision to go from classroom to boardroom and back again. In this edition, he focuses on the rich resources and deep challenges of teaching during the time of coronavirus.
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Safeguarding Back to School: Preparation for a Healthy Return to School...

Eric shares Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB)'s Back to School Facility Tool Kit. The toolkit will provide ideas for addressing health, safety, and the requirement for social distancing.

Growing to New Horizons: The Environmental Charter School Reflects on Change

By: Deana Callipare. COVID-19 has forced schools across the country to convert to online learning and Environmental Charter School, ECS, has a unique challenge due to its PBL model to rethink learning.

Professional Learning Network Pivots to Virtual

A professional learning school pivots to distance learning while maintaining their core values and partnerships.
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Preparing to Reopen: Six Principles That Put Equity at the Core

By: E. Tucker and L. Kruse. The authors address some of the challenges facing schools trying to make an equitable reopening plan, particularly keeping in mind students with disabilities.


Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children and Ourselves Safe
with Dr. Pamela Cantor

Resources For Remote Learning
from Emerson Collective

The Power Of Place
Place-Based Education

The Future Of Work, Leading and Learning

7 Tips for Parents and Caregivers:
From Turnaround For Children

ASU for You

High School Resources For Learning During COVID-19: 
From XQ

Tech for Learners:
Searchable Database

Place to Learn:
Top Learning Playlists from LRNG

Prioritizing Human Connection When Social Distancing Is the New Norm:
from The Learning Accelerator

Continuity of Learning Resources:
from Aurora Institute

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education:
from CRE Hub

Supporting Students Away from School:
From Curriculum Associates

Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers

Video Lessons To Teach Creativity and Kindness:
From Ringbeller

COVID-19 Resources for Field Leaders:
From Science of Learning and Development Alliance

The Most Powerful Personalized Learning Edtech Tools:
Curated by LEAP

Resources for Supporting Learners with Disabilities:
From Digital Promise

A Roadmap for Schools and Systems:
From CatalystEd and Leading Elephants