COVID-19 Education Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the education world.
As schools, families, advocates, and lawmakers continue to adapt to this ever-changing environment, Rodel will utilize this space to share information and resources. We will update this page as new information reaches us. [Last updated: 3/26/20 at 9:51 a.m.] Please send additions or modifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LATEST DELAWARE NEWS
- Stay tuned to Delaware Division of Public Health Coronavirus Response for the most up-to-date information on child care.
- Governor Carney ordered all Delaware schools to remain closed through May 15, at least, to help fight the spread of COVID-19. This closing goes along with his March 23 stay-at-home order and the closing of all non-essential businesses.Visit the state’s COVID-19 resource pages(schools and universities) for the most up-to-date and accurate state-level guidance for families, teachers, schools, and childcare programs, locations for free Wi-Fi, and more.
- Click here for info on the federal stimulus package
- EducationCounsel: Latest news on Congressional action and education issues
- First Five Year Fund: Latest news on Congressional action and child care and education issues
- Alliance for Early Success: Compilation of national and other state COVID-19 resources and news related to early childhood care and education policy.
- EducationTrust: Compilation of COVID-19 resources related to equity in education
- USDA: Learn more about federal support for food access with the passage of the Pandemic Extended Benefits Transfer (or P-EBT) passed on 3/20/20.
- For information on child care, including options for families during a crisis, visit this page.
- To locate schools offering free meals for children, visit DDOE’s nutrition sites map.
- Food Bank of Delaware: learn how to help or find food assistance.
- Child care providers with capacity to assist families in need at this time are asked to let the state know by filling out the form on this site so Delaware can help families in need find openings.
- If you or someone you know has an immediate need such as food, shelter, or supplies – please contact the United Way of Delaware at their 211 emergency line.
- Parents and caregivers looking for online learning resources for children can explore:
- DDOE’s online learning activities
- EdSurge, “How to Keep School Rhythm and Routines for Young Children at Home”
- Some tips from Prepared Parents
- NewSchools Venture Fund compiled a Google spreadsheet filled with resources with links on providers ranging from ST Math to Zearn and reading and writing resources like Newsela and Quill
- Khan Academy: Help desk for how Khan Academy can be used during school closures, and you can view their suggested daily routines by grade level here.
- Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has created an education toolkit for at-home learning filled with free resources that can continue to help children build literacy skills while at home, from read-aloud books to reading games.
- CASEL, Inside SEL, and Panaroma Education have curated lists of resources that focus on social and emotional well-being.
- To support AP students affected by school closures due to COVID-19, CollegeBoard is providing students and schools with access to live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. Lessons begin March 25.
- Delaware Does More: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is a collaboration between the Delaware Community Foundation, Philanthropy Delaware, Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, and United Way of Delaware. The initiative aims to raise and manage funds that will address immediate needs resulting from the crisis. The fund will focus on alleviating the near-term impact of COVID-19 by working to supplement and support efforts related to children in low-income households, the working poor and seniors. Click here for more information. Click here to donate.
- Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement: Coronavirus information for nonprofits. DANA is compiling resources related to the Coronavirus from both the Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health and from its partners and other trusted resources around the country.
- Grant Opportunities
- Volunteer opportunities from Delaware 2-1-1, the state’s referral hotline.
- Visit Volunteer Delaware to find way to help.
- Needed: an Experienced Grant Writer to assist nonprofit leaders who do not have grant writing resources to help them.
- Needed: Financial Analysts to provide assistance to nonprofit leaders who do not have access to financial expertise to help them determine cash flow and operational health in light of the state of emergency.
- Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department has released new information clarifying that federal law should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities.