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Back To School

Back To School Roadmap

The Department of Education has developed a Return to School Roadmap to support educators and school leaders, parents, families, and communities and lead students on a path to return to in-person learning this fall, where they are safe and supported. The goal of the Roadmap is to make sure every student has the support and opportunities they need to heal, learn, and grow in their classrooms and create an environment where they belong and can thrive.

Back to School: 10 Tips for a Successful School Year During COVID

Back to School: 10 Tips for a Successful School Year During COVID

Back-to-school tips for parents emphasize communication, organization, and staying up-to-date on special education news.

Reading Rocket presents some back-to-school tips for parents emphasize communication, organization, and staying up-to-date on special education news.

From Deficit Messaging to Asset Thinking: How Can Schools Frame Pandemic Learning & SEL?

An ED Homeroom blog article relevant to the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and mental wellness of students.

Guidance Reaffirms Importance of Full Implementation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidance Reaffirms Importance of Full Implementation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Lessons from the Field – Returning to School: Strategies for Reengaging PreK-12 Students

Lessons from the Field – Returning to School: Strategies for Reengaging PreK-12 Students
This webinar by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares strategies for reconnecting with PreK—12 students returning to school this Fall. Following the brief presentation by the federal agencies, field-based practitioners shared strategies they have found effective to reengage students, including special populations, through outreach and sustained connections.

Meeting the President’s Call to Support the Safe and Sustained Reopening of Schools

An ED Homeroom blog article relevant to the Department of Educations work around safe and sustained reopening of schools.

OESE Back-to-School Success Stories

Visit this Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s webpage to read insitfule back to schoo success stories from the perspective of schools, parents, students, grantees, community members and other education stakeholders to promote the continuing discussion of educational innovation.

Promoting #DeafSuccess: Guides for High Schools, Colleges, and Families

These back to school guides by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes for colleges, high schools, deaf students, and their families with key strategies, common pitfalls and evidence-based practices to help deaf students reach #DeafSuccess

Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time

NEW Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time
This new resource, “Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time” by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is to support educators as they implement, refine, and work to continuously improve their strategies for supporting students through this pandemic. This guidance is intended to lift up best practices and evidence-based approaches, all of which can be supported with American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. The new resource on lost instructional time is part of the Department’s Return to School Roadmap, a guide for states, schools, educators, and parents to prepare for the return to in-person learning this fall. The Roadmap focuses on three landmark priorities, including building school communities and supporting students’ social, emotional, and mental health

USDA’s Team Nutrition’s Back to School Website

Check out Team Nutrition’s Back to School webpage for easy access to resources that assist with supporting a safe re-opening; communicating about school meals; planning healthy meals; and peer learning and resource sharing.