COVID-19 Response

Coalition Member and Advisor Resources:
NJPSA/FEA/PTA Webinars:
Addressing the Social and Emotional Well-Being of the Whole Family
Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities
Using Social Media Responsibly to Engage your Kids
New Jersey PTA Coronavirus Updates: NJPTA page with information for parents and families
New Jersey School Boards Association Resources: NJSBA page with information for school board members
Searching for a ‘New Normal’  in New Jersey’s Public Schools: A special report from NJSBA on how coronavirus is changing education in NJ
US Army Virtual Education & Career Kit: Information and links to online education/career resources for educators, students, and parents from the US Army

State and Federal Resources:
CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response: Guidance from the CDC about safe reopenings.
Emergency Child Care: Information about emergency care for children of essential employees
State of New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub: Official state website with information and resources
New Jersey Department of Education Coronavirus Information Center: NJDOE page with regularly updated information and resources about state guidance
US Department of Education Coronavirus Information Center: USED page with information and resources about the federal response
USED Fact Sheet: Information on Assessments and Accountability under ESSA
USED Office of Civil Rights Webinar and Fact Sheet: Information about protecting all students’ rights with at-home instruction
CDC COVID-19 Guidance for School Settings: Information for schools on responding to the crisis from the CDC

Resources for Families and Educators:
ACT Information and Resources: Updates and learning tools for students and families, educators, and the workforce from ACT
At-Home Learning Tools Recommended by Learning Heroes: Online academic and social-emotional learning resources and guides for at-home learning
Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Resources: Curated curriculum, reading, and other teacher-vetted resources for educators, plus parent and family resources
Educating All Learners: Curated, searchable resources, access to experts, and examples from the field to support students with disabilities
Educators for Excellence COVID-19 Resources for Educators: A curated list of lessons, activities, and platforms
Educators for High Standards Resources: Tools, tricks, and tips from teacher champions
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning: A document outlining best practices for parents helping students with special needs to learn at home
National PTA COVID-19 Resources: A comprehensive page with health information as well as learning resources for families
NJDOE Teacher Resources for Remote Instruction: A list of technology tools and digital resources for content areas
NJTV Learning Live: On-air instruction for students provided by NJTV in partnership with NJDOE and NJEA
Parents 2020: COVID-19 Closures – A Redefining Moment for Students, Parents and Schools: A Learning Heroes webinar exploring research into parent reactions to supporting learning at home
Project Ready Newark Meals Information: Details on student breakfast and lunch sites in Newark
Project Ready Resources and Information: Information, resources, and FAQ for Newark families and community members
WNET Resources for Families: A curated list of academic and social-emotional resources for families
WNET Resources for Educators: A curated list of academic and social-emotional resources and planning tools for teachers and school leaders
Understood.org: List of resources for families helping learners with special needs
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Resources for Educators & Parents: A curated list of information on policy impacts as well as learning tools for educators and families

Resources for Reopening Schools
Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries: A report from the Learning Policy Institute on safe reopening guideline

Assessment Updates
Advanced Placement Changes for Spring 2020: An official update from the College Board on changes to AP exams
College Board AP Learning Resources: Online classes and additional information for AP students
College Board SAT Coronavirus Updates: Regularly updated information and resources about the SAT from College Board

Statements, Articles, and Blogs
We Raise NJ Statement: A March 27 coalition statement of support for New Jersey’s education community responding to the crisis
JerseyCAN Coronavirus Blogs: Updates from JerseyCAN on the state response to the crisis
NJASA Source: Special Edition: An update from NJASA on local, state, and federal responses as of March 23