Kentucky state board member and special education teacher Allison Slone urges state boards of education to seize the opportunity the pandemic created to strengthen policies to ensure that parents and caregivers can engage meaningfully in school decision making.
NASBE appreciates the deliberative, collaborative approach the CDC and U.S. Department of Education took to develop new school reopening guidance released today. State boards of education remain engaged partners in this effort.
This policy update outlines ways in which states such as Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, and Nebraska offer state guidance on reopening criteria.
In anticipation of the 2020–21 school year, states have been creating and updating guidance for district and school reopening plans. Several trends emerge.
If online learning is not designed with early childhood in mind, many children will not be able to build a strong foundation for their education and will fail to establish the structure and routines that learning requires.
Power of the Question
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated and exacerbated gaps implementing online learning effectively for all students. State boards can ask questions to better assess technology use in their states.
Turnaround for Children's Pamela Cantor, MD, and Nora Gomperts explain how a challenging moment in our history can be an opportunity to embrace an integrated approach to learning and development using whole-child design principles.
The Standard - Column
Effective, clear communications in uncertain times is critical—for parents, policymakers, and the public.