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.
Basic COVID-19 Resources
Sometimes you just need a place to start. These are vetted, safe, and reliable sources of information you can trust.
- NC Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- NC Emergency Management
- Your local health department
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES)
- Governor Cooper Announces Texting Tool to Access Food for Children
- COVID-19 Recovery Act– NC Bill Summary
- Strong Schools NC – Dr. Mandy Cohen NCAE Tele-Townhall
CARE Act Information
Learn more about the economic relief bill that provides help to individuals, businesses, hospitals, as well education.
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.
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.
Yoga & Relaxation Webinar Recording 4/24/20 – Calm in the Chaos
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
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.