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COVID-19 Resources

NCAE is here to ensure we rebuild schools with an emphasis on equity, return to the classroom safely, protect the most vulnerable students, and help educators navigate their rights and responsibilities amidst the COVID-19 crisis. NCAE's Lead Counsel and other experts detail your rights and protections as an educator during the pandemic.

As schools and campuses reopen, it’s a make-or-break moment for the future of education. To ensure the safety and success of you and your students — during the COVID-19 pandemic, and long after — we’ve assembled helpful classroom resources, professional development, legal guidance, and advocacy opportunities to help educators turn this crisis into an opportunity to build back better.

Legal FAQ for Educators: Reopening Rules

Guidelines for Ensuring Health and Safety for School Nutrition Staff and Children and Families Receiving School Nutrition Services

Basic COVID-19 Resources
Sometimes you just need a place to start. These are vetted, safe, and reliable sources of information you can trust.

CARE Act Information
Learn more about the economic relief bill that provides help to individuals, businesses, hospitals, as well education.

CARE Act Payments

Education Stabilization Fund

Student Loans

Unemployment Insurance

ESSA Waivers

School Meals

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus
With school now out, chances are you’ve already talked to your children about the virus.  Be sure to reassure your children, but let them also ask questions.

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children (CDC)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (NASP)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS)

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus (NRP)

Resources for Educators
This can be a confusing and scary time for everyone, but especially for children. Here are great resources about how you can talk to kids about the virus and the response.

General Resources

COVID-19 Response – Learning & Leadership Grants

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

COVID-19 Response – Student Success Grants

Considerations for School Closure

Schools and Coronavirus: What You Should Know (from NEA)

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs (CDC)

NCFPSC Relief Fund

Member Benefit Assistance Program Resources and Services

LGBTQ+ Community and the COVID-19 Crisis

Yoga & Relaxation Webinar Recording 4/24/20 – Calm in the Chaos

Let Go & Re-center Webinar Recording 4/17/20

Coronavirus Legal FAQ for Educators: School Calendar Modifications

Digital Learning

At-Home Learning – A Free Resource from UNC-TV

Curriculum-Related Programming: At-Home Learning – Resource from UNC-TV

You can’t do that on Facebook!: Social Media Do’s and Don’t’s – NCAE Advocacy Center Training

Choosing to Be Better – Webinar recording 05/08/20

Keeping Them Connected Virtual Training 05/04/2020

Coping & Carrying On – Webinar recording 05/01/20

Calm in the Chaos Self-Care Series

Recommendations for Instructional Leaders

Instructional Principles for Remote Teaching & Learning

Virtual PD Opportunities for ESPs

Digital Learning: Implications for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Perkins V State Plans

Micro-credentials That Support Distance Learning

Educator Remote Learning Resources

COVID-19 Digital Learning & Equity

Comprehensive list of recommendations from NEA on digital learning (PDF)

Resources for Online Learning During School Closures (NEA)

Teaching with Technology during COVID-19: Best Practices to Take Care of Ourselves and Our Students

Policy Guidance

Coronavirus Legal FAQ  – Reopening Rules

Updated: Legal FAQ

Updated: Policy FAQ

Policy FAQ for Educators – Licensure

Guidelines for Ensuring Health and Safety for School Nutrition Staff and Children and Families Receiving School Nutrition Services

State Board of Education State of Emergency COVID-19 Sick Leave Policy

Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal FAQ – NCAE

Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Sick Leave FAQ – NCAE

Powerschool Guidance for Counting Days

Interim Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Local Education Agencies and Public Schools

Interim Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for School Nutrition and Transportation Personnel

Overview of Statutes Impacted by Cancellation of End-of-Grade / End-of-Course Testing

Provision of Special Education Services during COVID-19 School Closures

Student Privacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Q & A on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

Perkins-funded State formula and discretionary grant programs

Fauci
The American Rescue Plan hopefully will provide the resources for masking, better ventilation, resources, and for whatever else is needed to protect students, schools, and to get teachers vaccinated as quickly as we can.
Quote by: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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