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COVID-19 Resources

In the interest of helping our members stay informed and prepared during the pandemic, we are sharing a list of free resources recommended by member schools and associates for your reference.

School Safety/Operation:

Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC's Considerations

Educating Through Crisis (National Education Association)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Independent Schools (NAIS - updated frequently)

Safeguarding/COVID guidance (Boarding School Association)

COVID-19: Preparing For Widespread Illness in Your School Community - A Legal Guide for School Leaders (National School Boards Association)

School Reopening Readiness Guide (2020 Ariadne Labs: A Joint Center for Health Systems Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The Learning Accelerator)

Restart & Recovery Framework and Tools (Council of Chief State School Officers)

Student Transportation (COVID-19 resource center) (schoolbusfleet.com; updated regularly)


General Resources:

Educating Through Crisis/COVID-19 - Know Your Rights (NEA)

Improving remote connectivity: information, tools, resources and best practices for policymakers and school leaders (Digital Bridge K-12)

Innovators' Compass - free tools and resources to explore challenges, get "unstuck", and  move forward with problem solving.

Education and Covid-19 Pandemic: How COVID-19 is affecting education and what can be done about it (Harvard Global Education Initiative)

Free resource guide for international schools (ECIS)

Ideas and Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis (from recent Marshall Memos – Updated 16 June 2020)

COVID-19 Financial Sustainability Tips Sheet (Organizatonal Sustainability, Actionable Institutional Research & Data)

Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel (U.S. Department of Education)

Child Protection

Child Protection During COVID-19 Response (International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Its Implications for Protecting Children Online (A technical note from UNICEF and partners)

Pandemic Resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (nctsn.org)

Statement and resources regarding stereotyping, harassment, and bullying related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Addressing Human Rights During COVID-19 (World Health Organization)

Protection of children during the coronavirus pandemic (Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action)


Making Caring Common Project: COVID-19 Resources - Cultivating empathy, concern for others, and gratitude (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Roadmap for Reopening School (casel.org, July 2020)

Ten Strategies for Educators' Wellbeing: A Handbook for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak (Sea Change Mentoring)

E-mentoring / Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (Mentor, Dec 2019)

Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing Serving Children with Disabilities during COVID-19 national emergency

Equity and Inclusion

Guidance and Tools for High-Quality, Equitable Distance Learning (Connecticut State Department of Education/Center for Public Research and Leadership)

#EngageEquitably/www.EngageEquitably.org - Templates and guidance for transparent, equitable, freely accessible and public health-informed communication for education leaders

NCLD: Forward Together (A School Leader's Guide to Creating Inclusive Schools)

Indicators of Educational Equity (Great Schools Partnership)

The Readiness Projects (Forum for Youth Investment, National Urban League, American Institutes for Research)

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Strategic Crisis Communication Best Practices For Schools (an interview with Western Academy Of Beijing)

Collaborating in a crisis: Ensuring educator voice when it matters most (National Education Association)

Strategies for remote learning and support:

Preparing for Remote Learning: A Readiness Worksheet (9ine)

Online Learning: A Strategic Approach for K-12 (International School Services)

Global Online Academy - Support and resources for online learning strategies 

Online resource center for educators around the world (Western Academy of Beijing)

Tips for Setting Up Temporary Distance Learning at Your School (Oak Meadow K-12 Curriculum and Distance Learning School)

Online learning, teaching and education continuity planning for schools (International Baccalaureate Organization)

Digital Learning Collaborative - data, information, news, and best practices in digital learning

Remote Testing Support (NWEA)

Online curriculum resources:

Amazing Educational Resources - frequently updated compilation of online educational tools offered for free for families and educators alike

Curriculum Materials and Ideas from Kim Marshall (The Marshall Memo)

Distance Learning Resource Center (Education Reimagined)

eLearn.fyi - a searchable database of 300+ curated learning sites (developed by a high school student in Ontario)

Student Personal Interest Project (PIP) for middle and high school students (Skills21/EdAdvance)

Sports and Activities

Considerations for Youth Sports (CDC)

School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity (SHAPE America)

Performing Arts Aerosol Study: Preliminary Findings (NFHS, July 2020)

COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and the Sport Community (Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s (AASP))

COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms (gov.uk)

Health/PE/Coaching Resources for all grade levels, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD)