Resources to address educational challenges in the face of COVID-19
The COVID-19 Coronavirus has impacted the school system in every state. Most state schools will remain closed into May, and others will remain closed for the entirety of the academic year. Education Week reports that “school closures due to coronavirus have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected at least 55.1 million students.”
As parents, students and educators rush to fill-in the educational gaps of a potentially lost year, private education companies, school districts and even homeschool families are stepping up to offer resources and guidance. Now that the lists of these resources have grown to rival the actual number of resources available, we hoped to compile them all in one central location to make it easier to find just what you need in these trying times.
- U.S. Department of Education – COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel.
- “Through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments, State and local educational agencies, other education officials, and elected officials, schools can disseminate critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community.”
- Center for Education Reform – Countering Covid: Don’t Let Education Fall into the Curve.
- “Innovative solution for education in the crisis, for students, families and educators everywhere.”
- ExcelinEd – COVID-19 Education Innovations.
- “ExcelinEd is committed to serving education leaders and policymakers with timely and useful information so they can support students in the best ways possible.”
- K12 Inc. – Coronavirus school closing solutions and alternatives.
- “With school closures happening across the country, K12 is committed to doing our part to keep students on track academically. As an education company with decades of experience providing online learning, we’re in a unique position to offer assistance.”
- Homeschool Legal Defense Association – 7 Simple Steps to Start Homeschooling.
- “Stuff comes up we don’t expect. Sometimes we have to pivot on a dime. Homeschooling can work for your child. Here’s how to jump in and get going fast.”
- Cato Institute – Free, Online Learning Resources When Coronavirus Closes Schools.
- “As parents prepare to spend time at home with their children for the foreseeable future, these digital tools can be great for kids and help the whole family to learn together.”
- Heritage Foundation – Curricula Resource Initiative.
- “These resources include school models, curricula, essays, research, and products that emphasize moral education, civics, character development, and classical content, reflecting the importance of these foundational areas to student development.”
- National School Choice Week – Free Online Resources for Schools Shifting Online During Coronavirus Pandemic.
- “In the short term, a new education landscape is forming, and we have put together a list of free online resources for schools, educators, and administrators to help them navigate these unfamiliar waters.”
- TeachforLearners.org – Online learning products, resources, & services.
- “This web-enabled resource provides a searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home.”
- We Are Teachers – 175+ Amazing Online Learning Resources.
- “We are here with a growing list of online learning resources. And to make it better, many companies are choosing to make their products free for schools, teachers, and students during these turbulent times.”
- Khan Academy – Remote learning with Khan Academy during school closures.
- “We offer free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college.”
- Google (Teach from Home) – A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
- “Every day, more and more educators are being asked to teach from home. But you’re not alone.”
- UNESCO – Distance learning solutions.
- “The list of educational applications, platforms and resources below aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages.”
State by state.
- Alabama State Department of Education: Alabama School Coronavirus Information.
- Alaska Department of Education and Early Development: Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
- Arizona Department of Education: Guidance to Schools on COVID-19.
- Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education: Guidance for Arkansas Schools Regarding COVID-19.
- California Department of Education: Free Educational Resources for Distance Learning.
- Colorado Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources for Schools.
- Connecticut Department of Education: COVID-19: Resources for Families and Educators.
- Delaware Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources.
- Florida Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Georgia Department of Education: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Schools.
- Hawaii Department of Education: HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updates.
- Idaho State Department of Education: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools.
- Illinois State Board of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.
- Indiana Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources for Indiana Schools.
- Iowa Department of Education: COVID-19 Guidance and Information.
- Kansas State Department of Education: Commissioner of Education issues guidance to school districts regarding COVID-19.
- Kentucky Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information.
- Louisiana Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Maine Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools.
- Maryland Department of Education: Novel Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Update.
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: COVID-19 Information and Resources.
- Michigan Department of Education: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Communications.
- Minnesota Department of Education: COVID-19 Updates.
- Mississippi Department of Education: Updates and Information About COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: DESE-Related Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information.
- Montana Office of Public Instruction: COVID-19 Information for Schools.
- Nebraska Department of Education: Coronavirus Resources for Schools.
- Nevada Department of Education: Resources for Learning During School Closures.
- New Hampshire Department of Education: Supporting remote learners.
- New Jersey Department of Education: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019).
- New Mexico Public Education Department: COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
- New York State Education Department: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: COVID-19 Response & Resources.
- North Dakota Department of Public Instruction: NDDPI Updates and Guidance on COVID-19.
- Ohio Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ohio’s Schools and Districts.
- Oklahoma State Department of Education: Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs for Oklahoma Public Schools.
- Oregon Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources.
- Pennsylvania Department of Education: Guidance and Resources for School Communities.
- Rhode Island Department of Education: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Resources.
- South Carolina Department of Education: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and South Carolina Schools.
- South Dakota Department of Education: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Schools.
- Tennessee Department of Education: Update on Coronavirus.
- Texas Education Agency: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance.
- Utah State Board of Education: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources.
- Vermont Agency of Education: COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Schools.
- Virginia Department of Education: COVID-19 & Virginia Public Schools.
- Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: Resources for Continuous Learning During School Closures.
- West Virginia Department of Education: Coronavirus 19 Information.
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Information on COVID-19.
- Wyoming Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources.
If you have a resource you would like us to consider adding, please email me at [email protected]. We will do our best to keep the list updated regularly.