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Federal and General School Resources 

Find resources from the US federal government, the National Council of Nonprofits, the National Association of Independent Schools, and more.

Federal Resources

FAQ for SEVP Stakeholders about COVID-19 

The US Immigration and Customs Office provides answers to FAQs from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stakeholders about the impact of COVID-19 on SEVP-certified schools and F and M students. 

Education Stabilization Fund 

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (OESE) website provides updated resources on the Education Stabilization Fund. 

Latest News from the US Department of Education

This website from the USDOE is frequently updated with news and updates from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

This page on the US Department of Education’s website provides additional COVID-19 resources for elementary and secondary schools. 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

This resource offers a Q&A from the Department of Labor regarding the FFCRA notice.

State Regulation of Private and Home Schools

From the US Department of Education, this map offers the latest initiatives by state.

General School Resources

Launch Your eLearning Environment

The Nebulo Project Plan is a platform for launching your eLearning program with expert mapping, ecosystem building, instructional design, and training. 

CACE: Reopening 2020

This article from the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education (CACE) discusses how to be pro-active instead of reactive with reopening school in 2020. Author Mark Beadle shares twelve questions to prepare for a successful reopening and seven actions immediate actons to accelerate your school into a preferred future.

How Will We Prepare for the Return to School?

Research for Better Teaching is hosting a webinar, “How Will We Prepare for the Return to School?” on Thursday, May 28 at 3:00–4:30 p.m. (ET). It will address the myriad issues ahead for the fall. There are ten speakers, including Jon Saphier, Deb Reed, Jay McTighe, and Craig Martin.

Future Ready: The New Version of School

Many of your schools have about 90 days to prepare for next school year. This article explains three programs and one strategy to implement for getting ready for the new version of school.

Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries

This brief from the Learning Policy Institute provides insight into health and safety guidelines and social distancing strategies used in other countries that have successfully reopened their schools in the context of COVID-19.

Student Anxiety, Depression Increasing During School Closures, Survey Finds

This article from EdSource shares insights from a recent survey of students by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, which showed results that more than half of students said they have needed mental health services since schools closed.  

How to Reopen Schools: A 10-Point Plan Putting Equity at the Center

Based on insights and resources from practitioners and experts, Getting Smart addresses using equitable and innovative re-entry approaches to design new solutions to reopening schools in a 10-point plan.

Panorama for Distance Learning

Understand and address the needs of your school community by downloading free surveys to send to your students, teachers, and families to gather data on how remote learning has gone to prepare for the next fall.

A Blueprint for Back to School

Together with a policy of accomplished educational leaders, The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has provided a report that sketches a framework that can help state policymakers, education and community leaders, and federal officials plan appropriately for reopening schools when public health officials give the green light. (5/4/20)

CCEF Coronavirus Resources

The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF), whose mission is restoring Christ to counseling and counseling to the church, provides a resource page of articles, along with a Q&A and Words of Hope video series on topics to encourage you during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Teaching Through Coronavirus: What Educators Need Right Now 

Teaching Tolerance asked educators what they need during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they offered a lengthy list of resource suggestions, including “do something” projects, emotional support resources, online resources for students, resources for families in need, along with articles to understanding the historical context of the rhetoric surrounding the coronavirus.

9 Ways Schools Will Look Different When (And If) They Reopen 

Drawn from interviews with public health experts, education officials, and educators around the country, this article by National Public Radio (NPR) shares nine key ideas for what reopening schools might look like. 

What to Do About Tuition? 

Edvance Christian Schools Association published an article written by John Knox Christian School Principal George Petrusma, who addresses how their school is responding to families who are questioning paying tuition during remote learning. (4/28/20)

The Coronavirus Surfaces Fear, Stereotypes and Scapegoating

This article written by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) discusses ways schools and families can address the issue of bias and scapegoating in their school communities. 

ACT COVID-19 Updates

ACT is offering digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools, and workers impacted by COVID-19. The April national and international tests have been rescheduled, and students registered will receive instructions for free rescheduling for June or a future test date. (4/15/20)

College Board Coronavirus Updates

Check this page regularly for updates on all College Board's programs and offerings, keeping in mind that information is changing rapidly. Free resources to support remote learning are available for AP students and teachers. As of 4/15/20, the June 6 SAT is canceled. 

Science & Faith in Pandemic Times with BioLogos Founder Dr. Francis Collins

BioLogos hosted a live stream event with their founder, Dr. Francis Collins, who shared the latest research on the virus and how it spreads, debunking some of the false information that is circulating. He responds to viewer questions, explaining the science in understandable terms and showing what we each can do to help. (4/6/20)

CACE Webinar on Legal & HR Issues, Legislation Update, and Coronavirus

The Center for the Advancement of Christian Education (CACE) hosted a webinar on April 9, 2020 about legal issues and how the new federal legislation impacts Christian schools and ministries. Eric Kniffin, attorney at Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie, discussed recent developments pertaining to the CARES Act.

Coronavirus Resources from Blackbaud

Blackblaud, a cloud software company, has aggregated resources to assist K–12 schools with navigating discussions around distance learning, crisis communications, and fundraising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

School Resources for Navigating COVID-19

Vanderbloeman, a church staffing and Christian executive search firm, provides a comprehensive guide to resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19

From the National Council of Nonprofits comes the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.

FP COVID-19 State-by-State Issues to Consider for Private Sector

Law firm Fisher Phillips developed a chart that provides businesses with answers to commonly asked questions regarding COVID-19 issues on a state-by-state basis. (3/23/20)

Map of Coronavirus and School Closures in the US

Use the maps, charts, and table to see detailed state-level information about school closures. This page is updated at least once a day on weekdays and once on weekends.

Ten Strategies for Educators’ Wellbeing

A handbook for schools during the COVID-19 outbreak provided by Sea Change Mentoring

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Schools

This resource from the National Association of Independent Schools is updated with select news and federal guidance, resources, and independent school strategies and trends. (4/1/20)